Is the Internet making us stupid? How do the world’s smartest people prepare for a test? And what exactly is an elephant’s graveyard? And why does the smell of coffee and walnut cake remind me of my Grandma Sheila, especially when it’s accompanied by the theme tune to The Antiques Roadshow?
December’s issue of AQUILA is all about memory, and we’ve got more than enough to keep your noggins noodling over the festive season. Harvey examines the biological basis for memory and discovers how certain smells can trigger feelings of nostalgia. E.B. finds out if elephants really do ‘never forget’, or if they’re really just as scatter-brained and disorganized as the rest of us, and we have a go at working smart with mnemonic strategies.