False MemoriesPresenter: Michelle Meade

Dates: Monday, Sept. 28

Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: C’mon Inn

Side Trip Info: Human memory is not always accurate; it is not a perfect recording of past events. Instead, memory is a dynamic and reconstructive process that sometimes results in errors or false memories. In this Side Trip, we will explore the reconstructive nature of memory and the phenomenon of false memories. How and why do people falsely remember details about their past experiences? Specific topics include the laboratory science of false memories, current controversies surrounding false memories, and the adaptive function of false memories in everyday life.

Instructor Bio:
Michelle MeadeMichelle Meade is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Montana State University. Michelle received her BA from Grinnell College, her MA and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, and she completed a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois. Her research and teaching focus on human memory and how memory is influenced by both individual and social factors. She was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study human memory in Australia.

 

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Kathryn Earley 2When my husband and I were looking for our place to retire, one of the places we visited was Bozeman.  While we were here we went to the library, where I happened to pick up a Wonderlust brochure.  Here was university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects.  No homework, no exams, no papers, just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It was also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.  I was hooked! Over the past several years, I’ve come to feel strongly about supporting this valuable community resource for lifelong learning, and fortunately there’s a community of dedicated volunteers who feel the same way.

This past year was our first as Friends of MSU Wonderlust, whose mission is to support and promote MSU Wonderlust.  We’ve contributed funds to getting a new projector at Hope Lutheran Church, where many of our classes are held, and to Gallatin Community Radio, which broadcasts many of our Friday Forums.  We’re also sponsors of and taking part in Active Aging Week and the Prime Age 50+ Expo.

In January Friends will sponsor the MSU Wonderlust reception.  Join us at the Country Bookshelf on January 9, 5 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet instructors and other people interested in learning.  

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust