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  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS (map)

Presented by The Royal Institution

Memories are our most cherished possessions. But why can we often not recall important information and yet unwanted memories won’t go away? Can we rely on memory or is it a fiction?
— The Royal Institution

In this talk at The Royal Institution, Vin Walsh introduces Julia Shaw and Jennifer Wild in a fascinating exploration of this most fundamental brain function: memories. Inhabiting a bewildering, unpredictable, indeterminable realm within our minds, memories have a huge impact upon us throughout our lives. The evening promises captivating discussion, with Julia Shaw, a highly regarded German-Canadian scientist in the Department of Psychology at UCL researching false memories and their implications; Jennifer Wild, an Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology & Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Oxford University; and Vin Walsh, Professor of Human Brain Research and Royal Society Industry Research Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, all taking to the floor. 

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What to expect?

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk. Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

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Date: 24 October 2017

Workshop Schedule:  Starts at 7:00 pm

Location: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Investment: £7 - £16

Please note, this event is not organised by The Merit Club

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