Why We Remember

We’ve all heard the discourse in this election cycle about memory and how important it is for our elected officials to have a good memory.

The reality is that our memory can decline as we get older. While that can scare us because we might forget important things about our loved ones or events in our lives, there is a scientific reason that we remember.

The truth? Memory plays a role in almost every aspect of our lives.

Neuroscientist Charan Ranganath walks us through its importance and how to hold on to it in Why We Remember.

Unlocking Memory’s Power

According to his research, Dr. Ranganath has found that memory shapes how we experience the world in so many ways. It affects our ability to do things that we already understand – like recalling faces and names – but also impacts our ability to learn, make decisions, and even deal with trauma and heal.

Dr. Ranganath’s research has shown that when we understand the importance of memory we can do more to prevent its loss.

Why We Remember includes actionable steps that will help every reader remember better. A renewed memory allows us to keep track of simple things like where our keys are to help us reinterpret past events, heal trauma, shed our biases, learn faster, and grow in self-awareness.

If you’re ready to improve your memory and keep it sharp, it’s time to delve into why we need it and understand its impact on your life.

How Memory Impacts an Election

Knowing the power of memory might impact who we choose to elect

If Why We Remember intrigues you, then I encourage you to take a look at this recent interview with Dr. Ranganath on Amanpour and Company on PBS.

He breaks down why we’ve been simplifying memory, what minor slip-ups really mean, and what we should be concerned about.

Check out the full video and then get a deeper understanding with his book!