RHLSTP | Richard Herring

Dr Charan Ranganath

26 April 2024

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Why We Remember

Richard talks to memory expert and possible pop star Charan Ranganath about his fascinating book about memory, Why We Remember. They chat about aphantasia (of course) why memory is a painting and not a photograph, how our understanding of memory has changed in the last few decades, how much fun it must be to come up with tricksy experiments to test new theories, the wonder of being wrong in science, how memories attach to objects and sounds and places, why Richard remembers his romantic mishaps differently than his ex partners, whether we can combat Alzheimers and how changes in memory throughout our lives fulfils an evolutionary function,

Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/why-we-remember-the-science-of-memory-and-how-it-shapes-us-dr-charan-ranganath/7608357?ean=9780571374144

Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-We-Remember-Science-Memory/dp/B0CS6XYP58/