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Playing memory games on this week’s TED Radio HourPlaying memory games on this week’s TED Radio Hour

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

How do you keep memories? And how much can you trust those preservations? This week’s TED Radio Hour, “Memory Games,” looks at recollections versus actual experiences, sorts through our tendency to create false memories, and unpacks how we can actually enhance our ability to remember. Forensic psychologist Scott Fraser starts the hour. He is the […]


TED Weekends wonders: What’s the key to memory?TED Weekends wonders: What’s the key to memory?

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Joshua Foer thought he might have set out on a fool’s errand when he started training to compete in the U.S. Memory Championship. Only, he ended up winning it in 2006. In his talk from TED2012, Foer shares the simple trick of memory that helped him become a champion — creating a memory palace that […]


Remembering to remember: Joshua Foer at TED2012Remembering to remember: Joshua Foer at TED2012

Posted By Helen Walters

Photo: James Duncan Davidson Joshua Foer challenges the audience to close their eyes, and then he tells a very strange story. In summary: “Imagine yourself standing outside the front door of your home. Notice the color of the door, the material it’s made out of. Now visualize a pack of overweight nudists on bicycles. They are […]