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Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Author and U.S. Memory Championship winner Joshua Foer discusses human remembering.

When: Monday, March 4, 2013, 8 p.m.

Where: UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures

Description:

On average, people squander 40 days a year compensating for things they’ve forgotten. Chronically forgetful science journalist Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after just one year of intensive memory training, Foer won the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he discovered a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. Drawing on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist’s trade, as described in his New York Times best-seller, Moonwalking with Einstein, he’ll transform our understanding of human remembering.

Presented as part of Santa Barbara Reads, sponsored by the UCSB Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor with additional support from UCSB Arts & Lectures and a variety of campus and community partners

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Phone: 805-893-3535

Event posted Dec. 18, 2012
Last updated Dec. 18, 2012

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