Are We Alone - Thanks for the Memories
Memories are slippery things – some are crystal clear, others more like a muddy pool, and some… well, they seem to vanish completely.
Scientists admit that memory is all very complicated, but one piece of the puzzle lies in how we age – we’ll hear the latest research. Meanwhile, meet the man who digitally logged his every waking moment – and why maybe the secret to happiness isn’t in remembering but in forgetting.
Plus, the case for deleting data from your hard-drive… and from your brain itself.
- Adam Gazzaley – Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at University of California, San Francisco
- Gordon Bell – Principal researcher at Microsoft Research
- Jim Gemmell – Senior researcher at Microsoft Research
- James McGaugh – Neurobiologist at the University of California, Irvine
- Viktor Mayer-Schönberger – Director of the Information and Innovation Policy Research Center at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and the author of Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age
- Todd Sacktor – Neurologist, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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