An elephant never forgets
When I was little, my family had a game called Even Elephants Forget. It was a memory game in which each player would try to return zoo animals to their rightful cages. This was done by turning over face-down animal cards. If a player selected the corresponding animal for a cage, he placed the card onto the board and collected the reward. If not, he placed the card face-down, and his turn was over. I remember that game fondly, probably because I was really good at it while my brother struggled (he’ll deny this, but remember, he has a bad memory). So, how does one’s memory function? Adam Rosenbaum, co-author of How to Remember Not to Forget, will reveal the science behind all matters of memory, from day-to-day forgetfulness to Alzheimer’s disease. The free event takes place this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (write it down, lest you forget). Find Rosenbaum at the Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Drive. Call (916) 264-2920 for details I forgot to include—if there are any.