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The memory illusion : remembering, forgetting, and the science of false memory

Author: Julia Shaw
Publisher: London : Random House Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Think you have a good memory? Think again. Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered occasional memory lapses, such as entering a room and immediately forgetting why, or suddenly being unable to recall the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Shaw
ISBN: 184794762X 9781847947628 9781847947611 1847947611
OCLC Number: 939996998
Description: xv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why identity and memory are inherently linked --
Why some of our childhood memories are impossible --
Why to remember is to perceive --
Why brain physiology can lead our memories astray --
Why no one has infallible memory --
Superiority, identity crisis, and making monsters --
Why our memory for emotional events is flawed --
Why media moulds our memory --
Why we can falsely remember traumatic events --
Why we should embrace our faulty memory.
Responsibility: Dr Julia Shaw.

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"Truly fascinating." -- Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2 "Shaw's debut book is a spryly paced, fun, sometimes frightening exploration of how we remember - and why everyone remembers things that never truly Read more...

 
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