Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention; what one movie or television show has caught your eye; and what album/song, podcast or radio show are you lending an ear to.
Psychology professor Laura Batterink is a member of Western’s Brain and Mind Institute.
Today, she takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
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Right now I’m reading Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji, which was a Christmas gift. It’s a dystopian novel that explores what would happen if we could exchange all of our true past memories with a set of new false memories, essentially becoming a new person with a new personal history. As a memory researcher I find the memory aspect of the novel especially intriguing.
My husband and I just recently finished the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s a really gripping series, with very relevant and timely themes, though it can be emotionally wrenching at times. If I want to watch something more lighthearted, I enjoy a good episode of The Great British Baking Show.
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