Listen: Me and My Memory – Pt. 5 of 5

November 18, 2006

Part 5: Mild Cognitive Impairment
from BBC Radio 4

“Most of us take our memories for granted. In this series you’ll meet six people who don’t have that luxury.

MCI or mild cognitive impairement is a fairly new term used by memory researchers and doctors. MCI isn’t a specific medical condition or disease. It’s a form of memory loss which can be tested and measured but doesn’t mean the person has dementia. In this programme, we meet Roy and Dorothy.”


Listen to MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT here.


Listen: Me and My Memory – Part 4 of 5

November 17, 2006

Part 4: The Confabulist
from BBC 4 Radio

“Most of us take our memories for granted. In this series you’ll meet six people who don’t have that luxury.

This feature visits a man who, following an injury, makes up wild and wonderful stories, and believes them to be true – until disabused by his wife.”

Listen to THE CONFABULIST here.


Listen: Me and My Memory – Pt. 3 of 5

November 17, 2006

Part 3: The Memory Champion
from BBC 4 Radio

“Most of us take our memories for granted. In this series you’ll meet six people who don’t have that luxury.

Briton James Kemp is 26 and hoping to be the next World Memory Champion. Ranked inside the world’s top 200 memory masters he’s in training for the championships which this year are being held in London over the summer. How did he get interested in memory, does he has some special psychological gift or can anyone train their mind to become a champ?”

Listen to THE MEMORY CHAMPION here

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Listen: Me and My Memory – Pt. 2 or 5

November 16, 2006

Part 2: Developmental Amnesia
from BBC 4 Radio

“Most of us take our memories for granted. In this series you’ll meet six people who don’t have that luxury.

John has developmental amnesia. He can’t remember day to day events like what he had for lunch, or where he was sitting just a few moments earlier yet but he can tell you who the entire England football team is or discuss stories around the day’s news events.”

Listen to DEVELOPMENTAL AMNESIA here.


Listen: Me and My Memory – Pt. 1 of 5

November 15, 2006

Prognosia
from BBC 4 Radio

“Most of us take our memories for granted. In this series you’ll meet six people who don’t have that luxury.

In the first programme we hear from Claire who suffers from a condition called prosopagnosia – the inability to recognise faces. Her condition came about after falling prey to viral encephalitis – an inflammation of the brain caused by a virus.”

Listen to PROGNOSIA here.


Listen: Acoustic Shadows

November 14, 2006

Acoustc Shadows

from BBC 4 Radio

Robert Sandall takes an audio journey into the real and virtual worlds of acoustical research.

Listen to ACOUSTIC SHADOWS here.


Listen: The Making of Memory – Part 3 of 3

November 14, 2006

Part 3: Is It Better To Forget Trauma?
from BBC 4 Radio

“For people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), powerful memories of traumatic events are often a stressful intrusion into the present. Flashbacks, as they’re known, are just one of the better-known symptoms of this complex condition which can involve all the senses and produce seemingly crippling physical symptoms as well as emotional ones.”

Listen to IS IT BETTER TO FORGET TRAUMA? here

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Listen: The Making of Memory – Pt. 2 of 3

November 13, 2006

Part 2: How Accurate is Memory?
from BBC 4 Radio

“Whilst our memories can be a reliable asset – they can deceive us badly. This programme explores how much we can trust our memories and what happens when they are called on to recall important information in, for example, a court of law? How easily can our memories for important events be manipulated without us realising it?”

Listen to HOW ACCURATE IS MEMORY here.


Listen: The Memory Experience

November 12, 2006

from BBC 4 Radio

“BBC Radio 4 rips up the Saturday morning schedule as Mariella Frostrup and Dr Mark Porter launch the biggest ever experiment into collective memory. With contributions from listeners, specialist guests and celebrities, they set out to create a national conversation on memory and examine what we remember and why.”

Listen to THE MEMORY EXPERIENCE here.


Listen: The Making of Memory- Pt 1 of 3

November 11, 2006

Part 1: What Makes A Memory?
from BBC 4 Radio

“This three-part series unravels some of the latest scientific research into how memory works with some of the leading experts in the field. We’ll explore fundamental questions such as does our memory have infinite capacity? Why are some people are better at remembering than others? Might drugs already being developed and tested be able to improve our memory? And is there a genetic cause to dementia or is it down to our lifestyle choices?”

Listen to THE MAKING OF MEMORY Pt 1.