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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 memory recall. A highly accessible and personal read, this book will not fail to touch or provoke thought in its readers.…mehr

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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 memory recall. A highly accessible and personal read, this book will not fail to touch or provoke thought in its readers.
  • Produktdetails
  • Canto Classics
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 286
  • Erscheinungstermin: 31. August 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 222mm x 141mm x 18mm
  • Gewicht: 407g
  • ISBN-13: 9781107646261
  • ISBN-10: 110764626X
  • Artikelnr.: 35114809
Autorenporträt
Douwe Draaisma, Jg. 1953, ist Professor für Psychologiegeschichte an der Universität Groningen. Für seine Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der Gedächtnisforschung erhielt er 1999 den Heymanspreis.
Inhaltsangabe
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 déjà 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.

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 déjà 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.
Rezensionen
'... fascinating.' The Independent
'It is a joy to read with chapters on déjà vu, savants, trauma and first to last memories, providing a fresh and cogent look at how and why we remember.' Publishing News