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Book discussion: The Memory Illusion by Julia ShawDate:
TBA – Austin
Austin, TX US
Center for Inquiry – Austin
The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory by Julia Shaw
Think you have a good memory? Think again.
Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered occasional memory lapses, such as entering a room and immediately forgetting why, or suddenly being unable to recall the name of someone we’ve met dozens of times. But what if our minds have the potential for more profound errors, that enable the manipulation or even outright fabrication of our memories?