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All In The Mind - ABC Radio National

ABC Radio National

Health, Science & Medicine

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Science & Medicine 39

All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

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A history of memory (online only)

November 18th, 2012

Episode 4 of 143 episodes

For centuries scientists have grappled with the concept of memory—what is it, how does it work and can we really rely on it? US historian Alison Winter traces the history of the way we have conceptualised memory—from the use of truth serums and hypnotism to the science of forgetting. She describes the way memory has been compared to filing cabinets, flashbulbs and motion pictures over the past century.

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