Episode #1403

Studio 360 Live: Stories of Neuroscience & Memory

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Daniela Schiller Daniela Schiller (The Greene Space)

This week, we talk about telling stories in science through words and pictures. The new book The Where, the Why, and the How pairs explanations of scientific mysteries with playful, intriguing illustrations by 75 artists. Kurt Andersen speaks with one of the book’s editors, and gives our listeners a new challenge. And in two true stories from a live Studio 360 event, a mother loses her memories, a father protects his, and their children spend their lives trying to understand what memory is and how it works.

This program was produced in collaboration with The Story Collider.

Watch the entire event: Studio 360 & The Story Collider

The Where, the Why, and the How

Science has had a pretty good run these last few centuries: immunology, space travel, the Higgs Boson. But there are still plenty of phenomena at the edge of our understanding. The Where, the Why, and the How is a sort of text book for grown-ups that addresses science’s enduring mysteries ...

Slideshow: Inside The Where, the Why, and the How

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Memory is Fiction

For a recent live event at The Greene Space in New York, Studio 360 teamed up with The Story Collider to present a night of true stories about memory and the brain. Or “true-ish,” as Kurt Andersen says — as we all know (and science confirms), the act of remembering is not only subjective ...


True Story: Remembering My Mother Forgetting

Meehan Crist is the Writer in Residence in Biological Sciences at Columbia University, and she’s working on a book about traumatic brain injury. Her obsession with the topic started close to home, when her mother suffered a concussion and began forgetting things — all kinds of things: where ...

Video: Meehan Crist on Memory

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True Story: Keeping Memories Safe

On Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day, the entire country stands at attention to observe a moment of silence. Everyone, that is, except for Daniela Schiller’s father, who sips coffee and reads the paper. Schiller’s attempts to talk with her father about his experiences in the ...

Video: Daniela Schiller on Memory

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Jenny from Studio 360

Hi SLC --

Yup! We list music along with each segment. Click on the segment, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll see the list. Occasionally, we won't list music that is purely transitional -- but if there's something specific you're hoping to locate, let us know and we'll do our best!

Feb. 04 2013 11:34 AM
SLC from Erie, PA

Is there someplace where you list the music clips you play between stories? I thought I recognized one of the clips from this show, but couldn't quite place it, and it's driving me slightly nuts. Please help!

PS: It wasn't the remix of Memory. That one I know.

Jan. 29 2013 08:07 PM

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