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Henry James on Memory, Growing Older, and What Happiness Really Means
Henry James on Memory, Growing Older, and What Happiness Really Means

“I have led too serious a life; but that perhaps, after all, preserves one’s youth.”

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How to Optimize Your Brain: The Surprising Psychology of Why Emotional Recall, Not Intellectual Retrieval, Is the Key to Better Memory
How to Optimize Your Brain: The Surprising Psychology of Why Emotional Recall, Not Intellectual Retrieval, Is the Key to Better Memory

“You are what you remember — your very identity depends on all of the events, people and places you can recall.”

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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity
The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

“Generating interesting connections between disparate subjects is what makes art so fascinating to create and to view… We are forced to contemplate a new, higher pattern that binds lower ones together.”

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Moonwalking with Einstein: How to Hack Your Memory
Moonwalking with Einstein: How to Hack Your Memory

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The Bittersweet Story of the Real-Life Peaceful Bull Who Inspired Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson’s Ferdinand
The Bittersweet Story of the Real-Life Peaceful Bull Who Inspired Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson’s Ferdinand

A journey to the abyss between the real world and the ideal world, and a romp across our mightiest bridge between the two.

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“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter
“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter

“A public library keeps no intentional secrets about its mechanisms; a search engine keeps many.”

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Neurologist Oliver Sacks on Memory, Plagiarism, and the Necessary Forgettings of Creativity
Neurologist Oliver Sacks on Memory, Plagiarism, and the Necessary Forgettings of Creativity

“Memory is dialogic and arises not only from direct experience but from the intercourse of many minds.”

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Memory Is Not a Recording Device: How Technology Shaped Our Metaphors for Remembering
Memory Is Not a Recording Device: How Technology Shaped Our Metaphors for Remembering

Debunking the myth that memory is about “reliving” a permanent record stored in a filing cabinet.

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In a Library: Emily Dickinson on Why We Read and the Magic of Old Books
In a Library: Emily Dickinson on Why We Read and the Magic of Old Books

A love-poem to those folds in spacetime that take us back to “when Sappho was a living girl.”

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Improvisation and the Quantum of Consciousness
Improvisation and the Quantum of Consciousness

Inside the brain’s secret portal to remembering the future.

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