Blanks for the memories: Why we can’t remember our first years of life.

Recent findings reveal the causes of infantile amnesia. Do you remember how you learned to walk or speak? Do you have any memories about experiences before the age of three at all? No? Don’t worry, this phenomenon applies to all of us and is known as infantile amnesia. Infantile amnesia refers to the inability of adults to recall memories of early childhood. This fact seems … Continue reading Blanks for the memories: Why we can’t remember our first years of life.

Synesthesia and the brain: yup, that tasted purple!

In everyday language, a sound can be “sweet”, and a taste can be “light”. For some people, this association across different senses is exceptionally more vivid and real– the stimulation of one sense causes unusual experiences in other senses. What is going on within the brains of synesthetes to cause this swap? Continue reading Synesthesia and the brain: yup, that tasted purple!