Literature of Memory — Human memory is notoriously tricky. But for novelists, that unreliability makes memory an especially fertile ground for fiction. We’ll talk with some celebrated writers about truth, fiction and memory.
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What’s in a memory? An original in the field of memory research, Endel Tulving shares his insights. Mental time-travel through what he terms "episodic memory" may have been one of "the drivers of the evolution of culture". A free-wheeling conversation with Marilyn Powell about memory and the mind.
The clarity of one’s memories is referred to as memory resolution. In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University’s Phillip Ko explores the sharpness of memory to better understand the aging of the brain, memory loss and diseases like Alzheimer’s. Ko is a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt Univeristy in cognitive psychology and vision sciences. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
Memory plays a big part in shaping our identity, but how reliable is it? Mike Williams finds out how human memory works and why some memories flood back more easily than others.