Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Forget With the Program

by Gary Niederhoff on May 15, 2012









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!

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Memory Experiment part 1
Part 2: Brains on Vacation
Part 3: Fallibility of Memory
Part 4: Memory Experiment part 2
Part 5: Eyewitness Memory
Part 6: Google and Memory

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