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Why life speeds up as you grow older : How memory shapes our past.

Author: DOUWE DRAAISMA
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge univ Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Draaisma applies a blend of scholarship, poetic sensibility and keen observation in exploring the nature of autobiographical memory, covering subjects such as deja-vu, near death experiences and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: DOUWE DRAAISMA
ISBN: 110764626X 9781107646261
OCLC Number: 816292112
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 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.

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