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

August 15, 2001

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.

Guest: Daniel L. Schacter (author of The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers)