Discovery, the science programme from the BBC World Service, starts the first of a four part series on the psychology and neuroscience of memory.
“…its extraordinary capabilities, how and why it can go wrong – from the vivid intrusions of memory in post traumatic stress disorder to our uncanny ability to adopt memories that aren’t even our own. We’ll find out how and why memory fails and what we can do to improve it.”
The first programme looks at how memory is based in the neurons and structures of the brain and interviews a number of notable memory researchers such as Martin Conway and Kim Graham.
Unfortunately, it looks like the programme isn’t archived online for longer than a week, but the latest programme appears online each Wednesday at 09:00 GMT.
Realaudio archive of last week’s programme.
Link to webpage of BBC World Service Discovery programme.
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All four episodes are now available here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/documentary_archive/4560217.stm