The Myths and Mechanics of Memory. University of Cambridge. Institute of Continuing Education. Madingley, Cambridgeshire. A one day workshop with The Captured Thought. 11th November 2017.

A day of lectures and workshops exploring memory, perception and consciousness with Prof. Nicky Clayton and the artist Clive Wilkins.

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Mental time travel allows us to re-visit our memories and imagine future scenarios. In this day of lectures and co-ordinated workshops we explored the complex relationships between memory and human experience, integrating evidence from science and the arts to discuss the subjective nature of memory and mental time travel. We argue that memory evolved primarily for prospection and not as is most commonly presumed for retrospection. Indeed memory is not fixed but when used imaginatively, deliberately moves and shimmers to provide insight into the future that awaits us.

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