Big Picture Science - Remembers Only
ENCORE You must remember this… wait, wait… I had it… on the tip of my tongue… (Memory is a tricky thing and most of us would like to improve it)… oh, yes: Discover the secrets of stupefying, knock-your-socks-off recall by a U.S. Memory Champion.
Also, almost everything we know about memory comes from the life of one man born in 1926 and known as H.M., the world’s “most unforgettable amnesiac.”
Plus, the sum total of the global data storage capacity in hard drives, thumb drives, the Internet, you name it… guess how many exabytes it comes to?
- Larry Squire – Professor of psychiatry and neurosciences and psychology at the University of California, San Diego and a scientist at the VA Medical Center in San Diego
- Jacopo Annese – Neuroanatomist and Director of the Brain Observatory at the University of California, San Diego
- Joshua Foer – Author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
- Martin Hilbert – Economist and social scientist, University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
This podcast first released May 30, 2011
You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.