Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting
ISBN: 0593137957
EAN13: 9780593137956
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 23, 2021
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.99" H x 8.54" L x 5.75" W
Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice.

Using her expertise as a neuroscientist and her gifts as a storyteller, Lisa Genova explains the nuances of human memory--Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author of How the Mind Works

Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can't for the life of you remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you're over forty, you're probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or dementia. In reality, for the vast majority of us, these examples of forgetting are completely normal. Why? Because while memory is amazing, it is far from perfect. Our brains aren't designed to remember every name we hear, plan we make, or day we experience. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn't mean it's broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human.

In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten Read More chevron_right

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