Discussing the extraordinary effects that learning The Knowledge can takeYou expect your black cab driver to know absolutely everything about the streets of London. But have you ever taken into account the crazy things that it can do to your brain? Will Self has and he participated in a project run by the Memory Network to figure it all out.
Informing his novel ‘The Book of Dave’, Self talks with neuroscientist Hugo Spiers about the project (which also involved neuroimaging Self’s brain), and the role that London has in his writings. With help from Sebastian Groes, they’ll chat through the relationship between neuroscience, literature, and what new technologies can do to your memory. A fascinating study.