August 15, 2001

The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers

Guest: Daniel L. Schacter.

Absentmindedness, transience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence. These are The Seven Sins of Memory according to Daniel Schacter. He joins Focus today to explore these instances of memory failure, suggesting that "failure" is actually a misnomer—and that these miscues are signs that memory is working as it should.


August 09, 2001

The Form of News

with John Nerone, professor of communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kevin Barnhurst, professor of communication at University of Illinois at Chicago


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