KMO & Lauren Aguirre

019 Forget and Imagine with Lauren Aguirre

29 Sep 2022 • 54 min • EN

Description

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):


KMO (The Host):


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