On Memory

Filed under: FictionNon-fiction

RSL President Colin Thubron and neuroscientist John Aggleton in conversation about memory.

How does our brain produce the sense of self? And, if we have no memories, who are we? How do brain surgeons, operating to save a life, feel about their ability to dim or destroy memory, or to separate memories from their emotions? Colin Thubron’s new novel, Night of Fire, addresses these questions, among many others. He teases them out with Professor John Aggleton FRS, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Recorded on: October 3, 2016
Recorded at: The Royal Society