An Evening with Dr Charan Ranganath – Why We Remember: The Science of Memory

7:30pm - Wed, 13th Mar 2024

Join Booka for an evening with pioneering neuroscientist and internationally-renowned memory researcher, Dr Charan Ranganath as he talks about his groundbreaking new book Why We Remember: The Science of Memory and How it Shapes Us.

We talk about memory as a record of the past, but here’s a surprising twist: we aren’t supposed to remember everything. In fact, we’re designed to forget. Over the course of twenty-five years, Charan Ranganath has studied the flawed, incomplete and purposefully inaccurate nature of memory to find that our brains haven’t evolved to keep a comprehensive record of events, but to extract the information needed to guide our futures.

Using fascinating case studies and testimonies, Why We Remember unveils the principles behind what and why we forget and shines new light on the silent, pervasive influence of memory on how we learn, heal and make decisions. By examining the role that attention, intention, imagination and emotion play in the storing of memories, it provides a vital user’s guide to remembering what we hold most dear.

A groundbreaking exploration of how and why memories are stored, this fascinating book from a leading neuroscientist sheds light on the latest discoveries in memory research and the quietly pervasive influence of memory on how we learn, make decisions and change.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see and listen to the world’s leading memory expert ‘live’ in Oswestry!

Tickets: £10 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Why We Remember) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Why We Remember).