The Unbearable Lightness of Memory
Full 90 Minute Program: It’s the thought of your childhood home. It’s that comforting aroma you can still smell ten years later. It’s the way you define yourself. It’s your memory. Where is memory stored? How do we recall? Why do we forget? We’ll shine a light on these and many other questions about long-term memory from a molecular, psychological, and emotional perspective. The audience discovered how their long-term memories can be naturally twisted, tweaked, and changed, and how memories of the past could also help us peer into the future. We explored the bumpy road even a youthful mind sometimes travels when experiencing déjà vu, succumbing to suggestibility, or having a “senior” moment.
More from this ongoing series: The Unbearable Lightness of Memory
This program is a part of The Big, the Small, and the Complex, a Series made possible with the support of The Kavli Prize.
Recorded June 2011; Posted August 2011