The Mind

How can music change our mood?

By changing the way we perceive the world. For example, in experiments in which people looked at smiley or sad face icons, the music they were listening to affected what they saw.

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At what age do we lose our earliest memories?

How did you celebrate your second birthday? If you can’t recall then don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, psychologists at Emory University in Georgia, USA, say that only children under the age of seven have any chance of remembering.

How children ‘catch’ fear

Scared of flowers? Then don’t let that fear show in front of children. Scientists have found that children can become scared of apparently harmless objects if they see adults react in a frightened way.