Notes on the Complexity of Minds

Noteson theComplexity of Minds

  • The Complexity of Minds presents seven insightful talks that reveal some of the enlightening aspects of how the mind works.

  • How Reliable is your Mind by Elizabeth Loftus presents how the false memories often affect people’s lives and she even reveals more examples of the same in the society.

  • The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory by Daniel Kahneman talks about the remembering self and the experiencing self often have different perspectives of a scenario undermining the meaning of happiness.

  • Feats of Memory anyone can do by Joshua Foer illustrates how one can discover and use the memory palace that often focuses on memorizing multiple objects or events that might seem impossible at first.

  • How you “Working Memory” makes sense of the World by Peter Doolittle shows how the working memory is quite effective and helps in storing immediate experiences and processes knowledge that matches the current task.

  • How your brain tells where you are by Neil Burgess shows that the neurons have to coordinate in the different parts of the brain to connect and link the memory and imagination so as to guide one in remembering some essential daily activities.

  • Why eyewitnesses get it wrong by Scott Fraser focuses on the shooting incidence as a case study to reveal that the mind might create memories that had not happened, but, one will still retain and insist on the same showing how the memory can be misguiding at times.

  • A Laser Beam. A Manipulated Memory presented by Xu Liu and Steve Ramirez shows how the hippocampus becomes more active in the presence of memories and the usage of the laser beam to activate some aspect of the memory too.

References

TheComplexity of Minds. Retrievedfrom: https://www.ted.com/playlists/196/the_complexity_of_memory