Unlocking Your Memory’s Power with Dr. Charan Ranganath

Wednesday, July 17, 11:50 a.m.

Online via Zoom

About the Event

Pioneering neuroscientist and psychologist Dr. Charan Ranganath reveals the powerful role memory plays in nearly every aspect of our lives in his book, Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory’s Power to Hold on to What Matters. Memory, Dr. Ranganath shows, is a highly transformative force that shapes how we experience the world in often invisible and sometimes destructive ways. He finds that when we work with the brain’s ability to learn and reinterpret past events, we can heal trauma, shed our biases, learn faster, and grow in self-awareness. The Wall Street Journal calls the book, “Clever, insightful and humorous . . . The most significant lesson is that we need not be prisoners to our incompletely remembered past.” Dr. Ranganath will be in conversation with Ken Budd, author of The Voluntourist and former contributing editor for AARP’s brain site, Staying Sharp.

Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

About the Author

Charan Ranganath is a Professor at the Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology and director of the Dynamic Memory Lab at the University of California at Davis. For over 25 years, Dr. Ranganath has studied the mechanisms in the brain that allow us to remember past events, using brain imaging techniques, computational modeling and studies of patients with memory disorders. He has been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship. He lives in Davis, California. Outside of neuroscience, Dr. Ranganath is also a songwriter and guitarist with a number of recording credits, including a song on a feature film soundtrack.

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