Introduced by Dr Michael Jubb, Clinical Psychologist
Hosted by Elaine McMullan, Clinical Psychologist
How memory works and what causes it to fail seems to be causing increasing amounts of concern, perhaps because of its connection to increases in dementia and similar disoders.
Having a good memory seems to stand for being sharp in other ways too, so perhaps even if we don’t worry about illness we still like to think we can remember things, at least the things that matter to us.
Of course trouble strikes inexplicably when we can’t remember something. Or even worse, when someone else disagrees with our memory. Neuroscience and neuropsychology are opening up new ways of understanding memory, how it works and why it seems to go wrong.
Add into that the idea of ‘selective memory’ (forgetting things when it suits us), and analytic ideas that every memory or lost memory has a meaning, and there is plenty to talk about… if we can remember to turn up at the next Café Psychologique.
Chat and think over a drink. Café Psychologique builds on the idea of the Café Scientifique movement and other Café such as Café Philosophique.
Hosted by Chris Powell.
8.00 pm to 9.45 pm. £4 on the door.