The ability to store memories and re-live each moment in detail is a fundamental part of our identity. But remembering is a reconstructive process rather than a literal act of reproduction, in which recollections of past events are assembled at the time of recall under the influence of varied biases and pressures, some of which have little to do with the event. Join Professor Jon Simons as he explains how the brain captures memories and how they are rebuilt each time they are recalled. Jon will speak for around 30 minutes, and answer your questions for the last 15 minutes.
Jon Simons is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Cambridge University and principal investigator in the Memory Laboratory at the Department of Psychology. He leads a research programme seeking to understand the brain regions involved in human memory. Jon has published more than 100 papers in top-ranking international journals, and has won many awards for his work.
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