Memory exploratorium

San Francisco’s interactive science museum Exploratorium has a fantastic online memory exhibit, that includes articles, games, demonstrations and lectures from leading memory researchers.

The exhibit looks at the science of memory, as well as how it is used in art.

There’s a great article that explains memory distortions via Philip K. Dick and a try-it-yourself demonstration.

And for some unknown reason there’s a slideshow of a sheep brain dissection, when what would be genuinely informative would be to see the memory structures in the human brain.

It’s like going to an air show and watching someone take a bicycle apart.

Apart from that, the site’s fantastic. The lectures are particularly good. Most cover the science of memory, but one is on ideas of forgetting in myth and story.

Link to Exploratorium memory exhibit.

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