Speaker: Mark McDaniel, Ph.D.

Episode 11: Don’t Forget You’ll Forget – How To Improve Prospective Memory

Episode 11: Don’t Forget You’ll Forget – How To Improve Prospective Memory

What do a sponge, a needle, or a drill bit fragment have in common?

Well these are the most common but harmful things that a surgeon can leave inside you that don’t belong there. Remembering to retrieve things out of patient’s cavity before suturing the patient up requires prospective memory – remembering to remember. It’s the most critical Executive Function process essential in managing life’s goals. Today, our guest Professor Mark McDaniel, will be talking about ways to help carry out our future intentions and prevent dire consequences of our forgetfulness.

* This is Professor McDaniel’s second podcast episode that provides an overview of tools and processes to manage prospective memory and Executive Function.

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Episode 10: Prospective Memory – Your Memory For The Future

Episode 10: Prospective Memory – Your Memory For The Future

Elephants never forget! But I guess we do. Forgetting to drop off dry cleaning, book a hotel or register for a class on time can cause disruption if not devastation. Everyday we make plans to do things in the future. We have great intentions and a confident mental state that makes us believe that all of our plans will materialize; however, often our failed memories surprise us. Listen to my guest Professor Mark McDaniel talk about what prospective memory is all about and why we have trouble remembering to remember.

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