Psychological Perspectives on Memory and "Moonwalking with Einstein"

Date and Location

February 06, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm
UCSB Multicultural Center

Description

Did you ever wonder why some people seem to have a greater capacity to remember than others? Or how we manage to process the immense amount of information in the world around us? Did you ever question the accuracy of your memory? Or try to use techniques to improve your memory?

In the UCSB Reads 2013 book selection, "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything," science journalist Joshua Foer explores these questions from multiple perspectives and submits himself to a training regimen in order to compete in the USA Memory Championships.

Come hear from UCSB experts from the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences—Michael Miller, Jonathan Schooler, David Sherman, and Richard Mayer—as they explore psychological perspectives on human memory. Moderated by Mary Hegarty.

This free event is sponsored by the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Cognitive Science Program, and the UCSB Library/UCSB Reads. All are welcome!

Host

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Cognitive Science Program, and the UCSB Library/UCSB Reads