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Why life speeds up as you get older : how memory shapes our past

Author: D Draaisma
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Canto classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older raises almost as many questions as it answers. Draaisma explores the nature of autobiographical memory, covering subjects such as dejvu, near death experiences and the effect of severe trauma on memory recall, as well as human perceptions of time at different stages in life.
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Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Draaisma, D.
Why life speeds up as you get older.
(DLC) 2013370472
(OCoLC)816216687
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Draaisma
ISBN: 9781139197090 1139197096 9781107414761 1107414768
OCLC Number: 1104449960
Notes: First ed. published in 2006.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (ix, 277 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 'Memory is like a dog that lies down where it pleases' --
Flashes in the dark: first memories --
Smell and memory --
Yesterday's record --
The inner flashbulb --
'Why do we remember forwards and not backwards?' --
The absolute memories of Funes and Sherashevsky --
The advantages of a defect: the savant syndrome --
The memory of a grandmaster: a conversation with Ton Sijbrands --
Trauma and memory: the Demjanjuk case --
Richard and Anna Wagner: forty-five years of married life --
'In oval mirrors we drive around' : on experiencing a sense of déjà vu --
Reminiscences --
Why life speeds up as you get older --
Forgetting --
'I saw my life flash before me' --
From memory- Portrait with Still Life.
Series Title: Canto classics.
Other Titles: How memory shapes our past
Responsibility: Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Arnold and Erica Pomerans.

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Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older raises almost as many questions as it answers. Draaisma explores the nature of autobiographical memory, covering subjects such as dejvu, near death experiences and the effect of severe trauma on memory recall, as well as human perceptions of time at different stages in life.

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