Searching For Memory: The Brain, The Mind, And The Past

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Basic Books, Aug 4, 2008 - Psychology - 352 pages
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Memory. There may be nothing more important to human beings than our ability to enshrine experience and recall it. While philosophers and poets have elevated memory to an almost mystical level, psychologists have struggled to demystify it. Now, according to Daniel Schacter, one of the most distinguished memory researchers, the mysteries of memory are finally yielding to dramatic, even revolutionary, scientific breakthroughs. Schacter explains how and why it may change our understanding of everything from false memory to Alzheimer's disease, from recovered memory to amnesia with fascinating firsthand accounts of patients with striking -- and sometimes bizarre -- amnesias resulting from brain injury or psychological trauma.

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This long but never dull synthesis of research on memory from the late 19th century to the present provides a host of interesting facts and insights into how our recollections are formed, maintained ... Read full review

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Interesting collection of cases to make a point.: I found this book a very interesting reading, and surely learned some new facts. This book stimulated my eager to reflect upon what a delicate and ... Read full review

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Daniel L. Schacter is professor and chair of psychology at Harvard University. He is the author of Stranger Behind the Engram: Theories of Memory and The Psychology of Science and has received the Troland Research Award from the National academy of Sciences. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.

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