Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters (A FAN Virtual Program with Charan Ranganath, Ph.D.)

We are pleased to collaborate with Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Charan Ranganath, Ph.D., author of the new book, Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters. Ranganath will be interviewed by Gloria Mark, Ph.D. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Why We Remember from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Prof. Ranganath and Prof. Mark that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: A new understanding of memory is emerging from the latest scientific research. In Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters, pioneering neuroscientist and psychologist Charan Ranganath, Ph.D. radically reframes the way we think about the everyday act of remembering. Combining accessible language with cutting-edge research, he reveals the surprising ways our brains record the past and how we use that information to understand who we are in the present, and to imagine and plan for the future.

As Prof. Ranganath shows, memory is a highly transformative force that shapes how we experience the world in often invisible and sometimes destructive ways. Knowing this can help us with daily remembering tasks, like finding our keys, and with the challenge of memory loss as we age. What’s more, when we work with the brain’s ability to learn and reinterpret past events, we can heal trauma, shed our biases, learn faster, and grow in self-awareness.

About the Author: Charan Ranganath, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and director of the Dynamic Memory Lab at the University of California at Davis. For over 25 years, he has studied the mechanisms in the brain that allow us to remember past events, using brain imaging techniques, computational modeling, and studies of patients with memory disorders.

About the Interviewer: Gloria Mark, Ph.D. is Chancellor’s Professor Emerita at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Prof. Mark has been a visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research since 2012. Her recent book is Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity, named by The Globe and Mail as the #1 Best Business and Management book of 2023, and chosen as the Season 20 selection of the Next Big Idea Book Club.

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters By Charan Ranganath Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385548632
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Doubleday - February 20th, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER 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.