Memory: The Art & Science of Remembering explores the processes of human memory and examines the role memory plays in shaping the human identity. The exhibition features the artwork of Franco Magnani, a California artist born in Italy, who has painted more than 100 portraits of his home town, Pontito, Italy. Magnani's paintings - vivid recollections of the town of his youth - are juxtaposed with photographs of the same scenes

taken 30 years later by photographer Susan Schwartzenberg. By comparing the paintings and photographs, visitors observe uncanny accuracies as well as telling distortions, gaining insight into the working of visual memory. Interactive exhibit components invite visitors to try and recall the lyrics of the "Star Spangled Banner," both while listening to the music of that song, and then to a different song. Visitors also: may experiment with identifying familiar smells, or drawing pictures from memory.