Memory: I forget

Have you ever had a vivid memory that something has happened, maybe even of a pivotal moment in your life that turned out not to have happened at all?

Maybe. Maybe not. But a scenario like that is basically what prompted this episode. We begin by discussing how memories are formed and how we perceive them over time and then follow that up by exploring the phenomenon of cryptomnesia. And finally we wrap up the discussion with consideration of how false or inaccurate memories can or should shape who we are and a broader look at how the concept of memory informs our own existence in the world.

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By Rude (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Beer:

Vanilla Oatis – Ninkasi Brewing Company

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