How Your Memory Works — and Why Forgetting Is Totally OK | Lisa Genova | TED


Have you ever misplaced something you were just holding? Completely blanked on a famous actor’s name? Walked into a room and immediately forgot why? Neuroscientist Lisa Genova digs into two types of memory failures we regularly experience — and reassures us that forgetting is totally normal. Stay tuned for a conversation with TED science curator David Biello, where Genova describes the difference between common moments of forgetting and possible signs of Alzheimer’s, debunks a widespread myth about brain capacity and shares what you can do to keep your brain healthy and your memory sharp. (This virtual conversation was part of an exclusive TED Membership event. Visit http://TED.com/membership to become a TED Member.)

Our brains are truly breathtaking — and perhaps their most astonishing ability is the capacity to create, store and retrieve a lifetime of memories. Learn how memory works, why we forget and how to keep your brain in great shape with Lisa Genova, bestselling author and neuroscientist. Enroll in her TED Course “How to boost your brain + memory” today: https://tedtalks.social/brain

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