In this engaging lecture the speaker Eleanor Maguire explains through demonstrations some of the peculiarities of memory to show that we often do not remember things exactly as they occurred yet we often believe we do.
I learnt a lot about human memory years ago at school and it has stuck with me ever since because I know what it is good at but also what it is bad at. I also learnt that everyones memory is different, not just the memories we store but our ability to store and use memories and it has profound a impact on who we are and how we live our lives.
I share this talk very much to give you a small insight into the fascinating world of human memory and what you learn from just one hour listening to a memory expert. I spent so many hours in the company of very knowledge pschology teachers and many more with books and other tools to uncover so many gems about our memory and what it can do.
I hope you enjoy this lecture and that it stimulates a passion for understanding that bit more about how you work.
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- Networks of silver nanowires seem to learn and remember, much like our brains explores non-biological systems that are more like human brains and references Neuromorphic learning, working memory, and metaplasticity in nanowire networks which found found self-organising networks of tiny silver wires appear to learn and remember in much the same way as the thinking hardware in our heads.
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- Genes and the inheritance of memories across generations Wonderful talk reminding me of the thoughts I have had around this for a long time.
- Electric Fields are Pivotal in Encoding Memories
- Electric fields generated by the collective electrical activity of neurons coordinate information across key brain regions.
- This process is made possible by a mechanism called “ephaptic coupling,” which can influence the spiking of neurons and, thus, their signaling to other neurons.