Jennifer Talarico featured on The Best of Our Knowledge

BobBarrettAs always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our Knowledge.

Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.

For  this week‘s edition (#1290), Bob has selected Jennifer Talarico’s psychology segment. A cognitive psychology at Lafayette College, Dr. Talarico’s research focuses on the accuracy of our memories.



Jennifer Talarico is a cognitive psychologist at Lafayette College [CV]. Her research focuses on our ability to recall events that we have personally experienced. She has studied how memories for emotional events are similar to and different from other, non-emotional events, for example, showing that our memories for hearing about the September 11th terrorist attacks are no more accurate than everyday memories, even though we think that they are.  This is only one example of how studying complex remembering phenomena can be an effective and exciting way of understanding basic memory processes.

Listen to The Best of Our Knowledge on or any of its carriage stations.