Sunday, April 14, 2013

Big Picture Science for 04/15/13 - Skeptic Check: Forget with the Program

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Big Picture Science - Skeptic Check: Forget with the Program

ENCORE Just remember this: memory is like Swiss cheese. Even our recollection of dramatic events that seem to sear their images directly onto our brain turn out to be riddled with errors. Discover the reliability of these emotional “flashbulb” memories.

Also, a judge questions the utility of eyewitness testimony in court. And, don’t blame Google for destroying your powers of recall! Socrates thought the same thing about the written word.

Plus, Brains on Vacation!


This encore podcast was first released: May 7, 2012


You can listen to this and other episodes at, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.

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