e160. Remembering Thought & Thinking About Memory

Do you remember the song that was playing when you had your first kiss, lost your virginity, or danced at your wedding? Do you know what movie that you crowded around the TV to watch as a family every holiday as a kid? Do you have fond memories of the vacation you took in the photo that is your wallpaper on your computer? Chances are you can answer yes to some of those questions. In fact, it’s quite possible that you experienced a sense of nostalgia even hearing me ask those questions. Of course you didn’t hear me! You read what I wrote… or maybe you think you heard me. Then again maybe not. We use media to encode thoughts and memories. But what are thought and memory anyway?

On today’s show Mav, Wayne and Katya are joined by returning guest Stephanie Siler to discuss the nature of memory. What is it? How does it work? And why do we associate certain life events of our own to the media we consumed at the time we experienced them. And somehow we also talk about Batman! And it was relevant. Listen to this weeks episode and then let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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