The Neuroscience of Memory: Eleanor Maguire
In this Friday Evening Discourse, Eleanor Maguire draws on evidence from virtual reality, brain imaging and studies of amnesia to show that the consequences of hippocampal damage are even more far-reaching than suspected, robbing us of our past, our imagination and altering our perception of the world.
Maguire also explains how, despite our beliefs, our memories are not actually as accurate as you might think. In fact, they’re not really even about the past.
This event is part of the all-women line up for Friday Evening Discourses in 2014 as part of our year-long celebration of women in science. Find out more here.
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