Why We Remember: The Science of Memory and How It Shapes Us

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Memory is far more than a record of the past. In this groundbreaking tour of the mind and brain, one of the world’s top memory researchers reveals the powerful role memory plays in nearly every aspect of our lives, from recalling faces and names, to learning, decision-making, trauma and healing.

A breakthrough scientific narrative from a top scientist in the field, Why We Remember digs into the brain’s function, explaining how memory works and also providing actionable steps for how to cultivate our memory for key utility. Backed by compelling studies and practical science, this is a book that will reshape the way we think.

"Why We Remember offers a radically new and engaging explanation of how and why we remember." —Dr. Matthew Walker, author of Why We Sleep

"Prominent neuroscientist and Guggenheim Fellow Charan Ranganath guides us through the science of our memories with incredible insight and clear science. He combines fascinating tales of the peculiarities of memory with practical, actionable steps. Not only will every reader remember better afterward, they’ll also never forget this life-changing book.”

A limited number of books will be available for sale and signing.

Location info and EventBrite registration link coming soon.

In-person event details

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets purchased in advance are $10 through EventBrite and free for students with a student ID. Tickets at the door are $15. 

For more information call 775-881-7560 or email tercinfo@ucdavis.edu.

Can't make it in-person? Join us at the presentation date and time on zoom for a livestream of the presentation: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/93598585477