Professor Catherine Loveday, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Westminster, was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 for the ‘All in the Mind’ programme about her research on memory phenomenon. 


Talking about her new brain study on memory phenomenon, Professor Loveday said: “This isn’t something we necessarily think about but actually what we know from our memory research is that when we are remembering something, we might either be doing it as if we are looking at it through our own eyes or as if we’re looking down on the event or looking at the event from an observer’s perspective. So, if I was to ask you to think about your wedding day you might be imagining yourself looking out at your friends or your partner or you might be watching from a distance and seeing it all unfold.”

She added: “One of the things we have found is that the older a memory is, the more likely we are to take that observer perspective rather than looking out on the memory from our own perspective.” 

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