Lectures: Daniel Schacter:
The Seven Sins of Memory

Thursday, January 23, 7:00 PM

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Memory is often accurate, but it is also prone to various kinds of errors. Daniel Schacter proposes that memory errors can be classified into seven fundamental categories or “sins”: transience, absentmindedness, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence. Much has been learned about each of the seven sins, especially as a result of research that has combined the methods of psychology and neuroscience. This presentation will review the current understanding of several of the memory sins, and consider recently emerging evidence for the idea that they can be conceived of as byproducts of otherwise adaptive features of memory.

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Learn more about the exhibition Sophie Calle: Last Seen.

Daniel Schacter is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.

Image: Sophie Calle, Last Seen… (The Koo), 1991, Ektachrome photograph and text, Photo: 44 ½ x 55 ½ in (113 x 141 cm), Text: 20 x 20 in (51 x 51 cm), Edition of 2 French, 2 English, Photo: Dorothy Zeidman, ©2013 Sophie Calle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Courtesy of Sophie Calle, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

Media sponsor: Boston Globe Media, Inc. Additional exhibition support provided by the Consulate General of France in Boston and Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. Thursday evening lectures are made possible in part by the Barbara Lee Program Fund. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.