The Goodness of Memory, Part 2: Podcast Episode 242

Oct 22, 2020 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team


In podcast Episode 242, Andrew and Julie continue their fascinating conversation about memory. One question they ponder is Where does memory reside? Shockingly, it may not be solely stored in the brain. Andrew points to some medical cases that seem to indicate that memory may possibly be diffused throughout the body.

Further along in the episode, he turns to the topic of language, affirming that “Language is maybe the most concrete form of memory and expression.” He illustrates how he helps students envision pictures in their minds by speaking a series of words. Painting vivid word pictures is one of the more challenging prospects for students, and this exercise helps them to visualize a scene in their minds. He then goes on to describe some ways that we can all work to expand our memory.

It’s a riveting discussion, one that you won’t want to miss. Be sure to check it out to learn even more fascinating facts and hypotheses about memory. Quoting Cicero, Thomas Aquinas once said, “Memory not only arises from Nature, but it is aided by art and diligence.” This episode explores that ancient thought, adding to it some fascinating findings from modern research.

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