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How does your memory work?
Horizon journeys into the human memory, from how it emerges in childhood, develops through to adulthood, and fades in middle age.
Memory and the senses
Prof. Martin Conway reveals how our personal memories are linked to our senses.
Can we implant a false memory in you?
Professor Dan Schacter has designed a test to illustrate how easily our memory can deceive us.
Would you have your memory wiped?
A pioneering technique may help to actually forget some events in our lives - simply by taking a pill.
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Are we Alone in the Universe?
The search for alien life is 50 years old, but a planet has been discovered that could support life.
Prof. Regan's supermarket secrets
Prof. Regan tests the scientific claims of supermarket products
How to live to 101
A few isolated communities seem to hold the secrets to long life.
How to make better decisions
Lifting the lid on the business of human choices in an exclusive guide to making better decisions.
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