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The Big, the Small, and the Complex: How Good Is Your Memory?
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(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
One of the fascinating things about people who have had a misattribution memory is the confidence in which they will defend their recollection. Building upon his anecdote about memory researcher Donald Thompson, who was wrongfully accused of a brutal rape due to a misattribution, Daniel Schacter proposes a memory...
(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
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The Big, the Small, and the Complex: To Remember Better, Build a Mansion in Your Mind
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(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, walks us through the process of constructing “memory palaces”—an age-old memorization technique currently exploited by the world’s leading memory champs and mental athletes. Psychologist and memory expert Lynn...
(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
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Can Eyewitnesses be Trusted?
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(2013),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
Legal expert Nita Farahany and neuroscientist Anthony Wagner say that fMRI studies show that we cannot rely on our memories to be accurate. But technology to prove this is not yet ready for the courtroom.
(2013),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
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Elizabeth Loftus: Memory Matters
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(2013),
Source: www.youtube.com
"People sometimes remember things that never happened." The BHA, Centre for Inquiry UK, Goldsmiths' Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit present Elizabeth Loftus on Memory Matters, exploring how and why this happens.
(2013),
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The Faint Echoes of Memory
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(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
Neuroscientist Frank Tong elaborates on the processes used by scientists to decipher what a person is visualizing. The insights gained by being able to visualize the human brain as it both looks at and then later remembers a pattern, have led to some interesting conclusions about memory and the imagination.
(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
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The Fallibility of 9/11 Memories
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(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
How confident are you in your memories? After a dramatic, emotionally charged event such as the 9/11 terrorist attack, people describe their memories of the event as being “etched” or “burned” into their minds. And their confidence that such recollections are completely accurate is abnormally high compared...
(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
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The Fiction of Memory
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(2013, originally published 2013),
Source: www.ted.com
Memory-manipulation expert Elizabeth Loftus explains how our memories might not be what they seem -- and how implanted memories can have real-life repercussions.
(2013, originally published 2013),
Source: www.ted.com
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The Making of a Spotless Mind
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(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
How close are we to the selective memory engineering depicted in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Perhaps closer than you think. Neuroscientist Todd Sacktor demonstrates a drug that inhibits a chemical reaction between synapses, causing memories—even very old ones—to fall apart. The brain, in effect, ret...
(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
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Manufacturing Memories 2011
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(2012),
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An Inside UCI Summer Lecture recorded on August 22, 2011, delivered by Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus. In this lecture you will hear from Professor Elizabeth Loftus, who will share with you her fascinating research on manufactured and false memories. She has also been involved in the trials of Ted Bundy,...
(2012),
Source: www.youtube.com
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Persistence of Memory
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(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
Our memories are the aggregate of our life experiences. They shape who we are in a big way. Giulio Tononi, an award-winning psychiatrist and neuroscientist, has made this study his main focus. He explains that not all memories are conscious, and that these unconscious memories are more important than you think.
(2011),
Source: worldsciencefestival.com
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