Skeptic Check: Forget with the Program

Monday 15 April 2013

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Forgetwiththeprogrammed

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!

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First released May 7, 2012

This episode was tagged with: neuroscience brain biology law psychology

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