March 13th Sunday Assembly

Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory: What Would It Mean to Remember Every Day of Your Life?

Craig Stark

Dr. Craig Stark is a Professor for the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California - Irvine. His work has appeared in over 60 peer-reviewed publications and he has made appearances on Talk of the Nation: Science Friday (NPR), All Things Considered (NPR), and Midmorning (MPR).

A newly discovered memory phenomenon, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM), has caused us to re-examine our ideas about what the human mind is capable of remembering. People with this rare and fascinating ability can effortlessly span back through decades worth of information to retrieve autobiographical events with remarkable clarity, accuracy, and detail. Remarkably, their memory for non-autobiographical information and other cognitive skills are completely normal. This phenomenon raises many interesting questions, such as: 1) Is there a limit to how much can we hold in memory? 2) Is there a cost associated with have excellent recall of personal life events? 3) What strategies or processes are required for this memory ability? 4) Were these individuals born with this gift or was it acquired later on? 5) What brain regions are responsible for this phenomenon?


With Guest musician: Andrew Kelsey

Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Andrew Kelsey is native of Los Angeles.  Andrew is stylistically influenced by such artists as James Taylor, The Eagles, Sublime, and Dean Martin.  He is well versed in performing live as a solo acoustic artist, as well as with a full band.  His consummate objective is to facilitate spiritual, mental, emotional, and if even possible, physical healing through music.




With Short Performance by Comedian: Matt Kirshen


And "Assemblers Doing Our Best": Rosa Navas


Amy Boyle and Ryan Sandberg host!

Join us to find your seat at 11 am, and at 11:10 am, on the dot, we will have great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for coffee and, if you're still game,lunch at the Oinkster across the street.

Sunday Assembly is free of charge, and donations are gratefully accepted.

Everyone is welcome. Free childcare provided.

Free parking is available in our onsite parking lot, and street parking is also free on Sundays.

* Please note that our website is no longer accepting plus-ones for RSVPs. We ask that all adults RSVP individually or sign in at the Assembly. This ensures that you and your party can stay together while signing in, and it helps us improve our statistical data so we can keep working to improve the Sunday Assembly community. Thank you for your understanding. 

March 13, 2016 at 11:10am - 12:25pm
Profesional Musicians Local 47
817 Vine St
Hollywood, CA 90038
United States
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Miles Crosman Meredith Henderson James Henderson Aurora Ignacio Klaus Bukowski rick kelly Zuri Alexander Alex Geller Tammy Smith Terri Walton Jeff Dinnell Sarah Sandberg Jane Stephan Lyle Black Russell Stone Catriona Swallow Brooke Stalions Ken Alexander Judy Citrin Shmuel Rosenthal Matt Pelc Drew Martowski Elizabeth Petersen Amy Vee Margaret Downey Shawn Shih liz bujan Tony Davis Shannon Grahek don cannon Kat Dillon Shirly robertson Ashley Davis Mollie Knute peggy kharraz Daniel Kaufman Laticia Robinson Noah Wiles Carolyn Ellie Moscati Leo Kaliski Ali Anderson Courtney Koegle Brad Weyers Richard Manfredi Tony Davis Lisa Granata Shabri Forrester Asmat

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