Memories for Life

Memories for Life:
Memories for Life is a unique project, funded by the EPSRC, bringing together a diverse range of academics in a bid to understand how memory works and to develop the technologies to enhance it.
We are our memories. Our memories underpin every thought we have, every fact we learn and every skill we acquire.
In today’s technology-rich society this human memory is now supplemented by increasing amounts of personal digital information; emails, photographs, Internet telephone calls, even GPS locations and television viewing logs.
We believe bringing together psychologists, neuroscientists, sociologists and computer scientists will lead to a more effective use and management of both the human and computerised memory. It will place the technology in the context.
The challenges that lie ahead include the development of prosthetic memories, the storing and retrieval of a lifetime’s worth of memories and the issues of trust and privacy such databases will entail.
We aim to produce an understanding of what is common in memory systems and use that knowledge to improve efficiency, recall and information management across human, personal, social and work domains.
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The memories for life project seems very interesting. It is amazing that they don’t have more humanists and behavioural scientists.

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