KMO & Lauren Aguirre , The Padverb Podcast with KMO

019 Forget and Imagine with Lauren Aguirre

29 Sep 2022 • 54 min • EN
54 min
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Lauren Aguirre is an award-winning science journalist who has produced documentaries, short-form video series, podcasts, interactive games and blogs for the PBS series "Nova." She has covered everything from asteroids to human origins to art restoration, but is particularly fascinated by the brain. "The Memory Thief" is Lauren's first book. In this conversation, Lauren and KMO discuss: 02:03 – Lauren's memory incident 06:42 – Waking up and not knowing where you are 08:28 – Retrograde and anterograde amnesia 13:10 – The fentanyl connection 20:53 – Experimental brain surgery 24:18 – Amnesia sufferers' self-worth 29:13 – Faking anterograde amnesia 31:18 – Science communication 33:38 – Disappointment in science 34:53 – The Memory Thief's target audience 36:28 – Multilayer narratives 39:13 – Our shared experience of forgetting 43:08 – Remembering our remembering of events 44:38 – The trauma connection 47:35 – Optogenetics 49:08 – The scientific process and the pursuit of truth Lauren Aguirre (The Guest): @lsaguirre KMO (The Host): Twitter: @Kayemmo Padverb: The Padverb Telegram Channel:

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