Category Archives: memory

Memories and stories

In recent months, I’ve become a big fan of Mixcloud. A recent mix of ambient music, included a piece of music from the soundtrack (including dialogue) of Blade Runner, the moment where the replicant Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer) … Continue reading

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Remembering together

Over the last year or so my thoughts about reminiscence have shifted somewhat. This has come about through a mixture of observing some object handling and reminiscence sessions and a series of conversations with colleagues about the topic. At the … Continue reading

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The Junction Box Speculation

Every so often I’m overcome to speculate wildly beyond the limits of my own understanding. This is one of those occasions. Just saying… A while ago @DrDav tweeted me an image she’d taken of a New Scientist article. The item … Continue reading

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Muscle memory – an exercise in carriage wit

Last week I became embroiled in a conversation about ‘muscle memory’ via the medium of Twitter. I don’t really do pithy at the best of time so the conversation was, for me, deeply unsatisfactory and I spent the rest of … Continue reading

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Memory and reconciliation

I tend to read (& blog) about aspects of memory that are personal and, furthermore, take a scientific approach to the topic. This is, of course, not the only way to approach memory as a topic. Memory can also be … Continue reading

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Not quite a film review

During the Christmas holiday, I watched the film ‘Oblivion’ on DVD. It’s a science-fiction film in a post-apocalyptic setting but, surprisingly, the topics of memory, evocative objects and character / identity emerge as significant themes throughout the story. It has … Continue reading

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A tiny epiphany

A few weeks ago I was at choir practice. Our leader was getting us to go back to a song that we hadn’t sung for a while. To encourage us she said (something like), “Don’t worry you’ll remember it. Think … Continue reading

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