Hannah Monyer & Martin Gessmann
Our memory has a questionable reputation. It invents memories, and remembers only fragments of others. But the latest research in this field has revolutionised our understanding of memory. Whether you have “the memory of an elephant” or a “brain like a sieve” is by the by; our memory is not simply a static archive of our past experience, but a much more complex system. The memory has a radical logic which determines what we remember, what we learn and who we are.
Professor Hannah Monyer, born in Rumania in 1957, is a world-renowned neurological researcher. Since 1999, she has been the director of Clinical Neurology at the University Clinic in Heidelberg. In 2004 she was awarded the Leibniz prize.
Professor Martin Gessmann, born in 1962, has studied in Tubingen, Nantes and in Washington D. C. In 2010, he was offered a position at the University of Heidelberg as a Professor of Philosophy. Since 2011, he has worked as Professor of Culture and Technical Theory at the Offenbach University of Art and Design.
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