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Memory

On Being

Alan Dienstag — Alzheimer's and the Spiritual Terrain of Memory [remix]

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning." But what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels?

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On Being

[Unedited] Alan Dienstag with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning." But what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels?

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Laura van den Berg

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Literary critics have deemed Laura van den Berg one of American's best new writers. Listen in as she talks about the roles of memory and forgetting in our lives, and in her debut novel, "Find Me."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When You Misremembered Something

Friday, February 06, 2015

After Brian Williams' apology for a false re-telling of a story, we're asking for your own mis-remembered stories. Have you ever discovered you were wrong about a story you've told?

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Radiolab

Your Future Memories Are At Stake

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In the Digital Age, we're snapping more photos than ever before -- but are they actually causing us to forget?
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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Master Information Overload Using Neuroscience

Monday, October 13, 2014

A psychologist and neuroscientist explains how new research into attention and memory can help us navigate information overload.

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The Takeaway

Scrabble Players Vs. Crossword Junkies: Science Explains Who's Smarter

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A team of researchers tested the cognition skills of nationally ranked Scrabble players against crossword players. The results were a bit puzzling.

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The Takeaway

Say Goodbye to Bad Memories

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What if you could take any one unpleasant memory and rewrite it to have sunnier associations? Researchers say they’ve managed to transform bad memories into good ones in mice.

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Conducting Business

Sorry, Memorizing Doesn't Make You a Better Musician. Or Does It?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Memorization can liberate a performer, but it can also inhibit them, creating an unnecessary fear of forgetting the music.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Multi-Task and Better Manage Your Time at Home and at Work

Monday, August 18, 2014

A psychologist and neuroscientist explains how new research into attention and memory can help us navigate information overload.

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On Being

Dario Robleto — Sculptor of Memory

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Dario Robleto with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Music Brings Ailing Brains Thrillingly to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The documentary “Alive Inside” examines at the power music has to reawaken memories in people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Takeaway

Combating Alzheimer's With Music

Monday, July 21, 2014

Who do we become when we can no longer remember our own pasts? Could something as simple as music be a saving grace for the more than 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's? 

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Radiolab

The Ultimate Animal Experience? Losing A Memory Quiz To A Chimp

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Time to be embarrassed. You're about to be bested by a young chimpanzee in a memory test.

Many have tried to outperform Ayumu (that's the chimp's name), but when you see how easy it is for him, how matter-of-factly he gets things right, it's clear he's got a talent that's ...

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: Chiara String Quartet Plays From Memory

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Watch the archived video webcast of the Chiara String Quartet playing works by Ravel, Bartok and Brahms, recorded March 21 in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Happens When You Forget Who You Are

Monday, February 17, 2014

On October 17, 2002, David Stuart MacLean came to on a train platform in India with no idea who he was or why he was there. He had no money, no passport, no identity. It turned out that the commonly prescribed malarial medication he had been taking caused him to develop a severe form of amnesia. When he returned to the United States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life. He writes about his harrowing experience in The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia. We're re-airing this interview today; it was originally broadcast in January.

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New Tech City

For a Better Memory, Hit 'Delete'

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Keep forgetting your mother's cell phone number? Don't worry. You're not alone. In this New Tech City interview, Columbia University Psychology professor Betsy Sparrow explains why it's so hard to remember things in the digital age and what you can do about it. 

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The Takeaway

Why Some Childhood Memories Fade

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Scientists have found that by age seven, childhood amnesia begins to take effect, in which early memories are forgotten at a faster rate, and sometimes lost entirely.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What It's Like to Forget Everything About Yourself and Your Life

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On October 17, 2002, David Stuart MacLean came to on a train platform in India with no idea who he was or why he was there. He had no money, no passport, no identity. It turned out that the commonly prescribed malarial medication he had been taking caused him to develop a severe form of amnesia. When he returned to the United States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life. He writes about his harrowing experience in The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia.

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