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Spark Summer Episode Two: The Impersistence of Memory

Spark Summer Episode Two: The Impersistence of Memory

Update: 2020-07-10
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Has technology altered the way we remember things? What does knowledge mean when we use our phones to store facts instead of our brain? Evan Risko, a psychologist and the Canada Research Chair in Embodied and Embedded Cognition at the University of Waterloo, digs into these questions.

Henning Beck's latest book, Scatterbrain, argues that our brains aren't anything like computers. Instead our brains are constantly dumping and rearranging information. The neuroscience of memory in the digital age.

And how does the internet change the way we know and share information? Kenyatta Cheese, (ken-YATT-ah) co-creator of Know Your Meme, explores memes as images densely packed with meaning.

This episode originally aired October 27, 2019.
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Spark Summer Episode Two: The Impersistence of Memory

Spark Summer Episode Two: The Impersistence of Memory