Mastering Memory

With Ginny Smith

What happens in the brain when we learn and create memories? And should we always trust everything we remember? This highly interactive show from science presenter Ginny Smith showcases cutting-edge research from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience, plus some tips and tricks to help you make the most of your memory.

During this show, you will discover our current understanding of where and how memories are stored in the brain, at the cellular level, and what happens when we recall or forget them. We will discuss how this process can go wrong, and how to boost it when you need to. Looking at the aging brain, the show touches on diseases like Alzheimer’s and how to keep your brain as healthy as possible as you age.

This show is highly interactive with the audience getting the chance to test their memories throughout. Using cutting-edge research from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience, as well as some of the oldest memory techniques around, we will also cover tips and tricks to help you make the most of your memory.

Ginny studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Psychology and Neuroscience, and now spreads her love of science as a science writer and presenter. She performs her range of science shows about the brain at science festivals and to school groups in the UK and internationally, as well as teaching at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education. She blogs and presents videos for the Cosmic Shambles Network and can also be found on YouTube as Ginny Smith Science. Having co-written three science books for DK publishing, she is currently working on her first solo book, about how brain chemistry impacts our lives, which will be published in 2021.

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Sunday 20 October
12.30pm–1.30pm
Venue: Norwich School, Blake Studio
Cost: £6
Age: 15+

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