Category Archives: memory

A new book – Unlocking the Memory Code

Great excitement! I have just signed a contract with my publisher, Allen & Unwin, to do a new book. The working title (may not end up being the real title) is Unlocking the Memory Code. Publication date is probably early … Continue reading

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Rapscallions add character to aid memory

Characters make stories, and the information they encode, every so much more memorable. Very early in my PhD research, I became aware of the universal use of a the critical role of stories about a pantheon of characters in all … Continue reading

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Wonderful memory workshops

The first Memory Workshops run by The Orality Centre were a huge success. I want to thank all those who came – especially the enthusiastic participants who travelled all the way from Queensland and New South Wales to our location in … Continue reading

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Memory Workshops – The Orality Centre

The Orality Centre will run the first workshops using indigenous memory methods on Saturday 17 June 2017.  All details are on The Orality Centre site including the link for bookings. For further information contact info@theoralitycentre.org. Click HERE or on the image to … Continue reading

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Memory and ageing

Would we reduce the impact of failing memory, and maybe even of dementia, by formally keeping people in contact with their personal memory devices – song, dance, story, art and landscape? The many questions I receive about my research on … Continue reading

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Media descriptions of my work

I am finally home from the US and UK after travelling there for the publication of the Pegasus Books and Atlantic Books editions of The Memory Code respectively. I have a great deal to write as a result of the … Continue reading

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The Memory Code – Public lectures – US/UK

Thank you to those who have been asking about public lectures on my book tour for the publication of the North American edition of The Memory Code by Pegasus Books and the UK / Europe edition from Atlantic Books. There are … Continue reading

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Reader Response: memorising birds and then more …

Reader Jonno Roche wrote such interesting emails that I asked permission to quote our conversation here. This is an edited version of the conversation, but left long because I found what Jonno had to say absolutely fascinating: “I found the idea of the … Continue reading

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Reader question: moving away from a memory space

[Click on all the images to get larger sizes.] Miroslav Kalous from Prague in the Czech Republic, wrote and asked: I’d like to thank you for the idea of “large memory spaces” which is really thrilling and I’m on the verge of building … Continue reading

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