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

Author: D Draaisma; Arnold J Pomerans
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, Sep 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this enchanting and thoughtful book (shortlisted for the 2005 Aventis Prize), Douwe Draaisma, author of the internationally acclaimed Metaphors of Memory, explores the nature of autobiographical  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Draaisma; Arnold J Pomerans
ISBN: 9780511489945 0511489943 9780521834247 0521834244 9780521691994 0521691990
OCLC Number: 707074946
Description: 1 online resource (Tekst (IX, 277 p.) :) : ill
Contents: 1. 'Memory is like a dog that lies down where it pleases'; 2. Flashes in the dark: first memories; 3. Smell and memory; 4. Yesterday's record; 5. The inner flashbulb; 6. 'Why do we remember forwards and not backwards?' 7. The absolute memories of Funes and Sherashevsky; 8. The advantages of a defect: the savant syndrome; 9. The memory of a grandmaster: a conversation with Ton Sijbrands; 10. Trauma and memory: the Demjanjuk case; 11. Richard and Anna Wagner: forty-five years of married life; 12. 'In oval mirrors we drive around': on experiencing a sense of deja vu; 13. Reminiscences; 14. Why life speeds up as you get older; 15. Forgetting; 16. 'I saw my life flash before me'; 17. From memory - Portrait with Still Life.
Responsibility: Douwe Draaisma ; transl. [from the Dutch] by Arnold and Erica Pomerans.

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'It is a joy to read with chapters on deja vu, savants, trauma and first to last memories, providing a fresh and cogent look at how and why we remember.' Publishing News 'Douwe Draaisma, a historian Read more...

 
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