Memory

A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN:

9780192806758

Publication date:

14/01/2009

Paperback

152 pages

174.0x111.0mm

Price: 299.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780192806758

Publication date:

14/01/2009

Paperback

152 pages

174.0x111.0mm

Part of Very Short Introduction

Jonathan K. Foster

  • Shows why memories are an integral part of being human, and why they underpin our sense of who we are
  • Explains the science of how the brain stores and accesses memories, and the questions surrounding memory and consciousness
  • Incorporates vital recent developments in the field of neuroscience - including neuroimaging which allows us to see memories at work
  • Looks at what can go wrong with memories - 'recovered memories', 'déjà vu', brain injury, and dementia
  • Contains many tips for those who wish to know whether they can boost their memory power

Rights:  OUP UK (Indian Territory)

Part of Very Short Introduction

Jonathan K. Foster

Description

Why do we remember events from our childhood as if they happened yesterday, but not what we did last week? Why does our memory seem to work well sometimes and not others? What happens when it goes wrong? Can memory be improved or manipulated, by psychological techniques or even 'brain implants'? How does memory grow and change as we age? And what of so-called 'recovered' memories?

This book brings together the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, and weaves in case-studies, anecdotes, and even literature and philosophy, to address these and many other important questions about the science of memory - how it works, and why we can't live without it.

About the Author

Dr. Jonathan Foster is a Clinical Professor affiliated with Curtin University, the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Institute. He works part-time in the Neurosciences Unit, Health Department of WA and in Private Practice. He has over 25 years' experience working in the field of memory and memory disorders, with over 100 peer-reviewed publications


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Part of Very Short Introduction

Jonathan K. Foster

Table of contents

Preface
1. You Are Your Memory
2. Mapping Your Memories
3. Pulling the Rabbit Out of the Hat...
4. Sometimes It Works and Sometimes It Doesn't
5. Losing It
6. The Seven Ages of Man
7. Improving Memory
Further Reading & References

Part of Very Short Introduction

Jonathan K. Foster

Part of Very Short Introduction

Jonathan K. Foster

Part of Very Short Introduction

Jonathan K. Foster

Description

Why do we remember events from our childhood as if they happened yesterday, but not what we did last week? Why does our memory seem to work well sometimes and not others? What happens when it goes wrong? Can memory be improved or manipulated, by psychological techniques or even 'brain implants'? How does memory grow and change as we age? And what of so-called 'recovered' memories?

This book brings together the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, and weaves in case-studies, anecdotes, and even literature and philosophy, to address these and many other important questions about the science of memory - how it works, and why we can't live without it.

About the Author

Dr. Jonathan Foster is a Clinical Professor affiliated with Curtin University, the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Institute. He works part-time in the Neurosciences Unit, Health Department of WA and in Private Practice. He has over 25 years' experience working in the field of memory and memory disorders, with over 100 peer-reviewed publications


ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Table of contents

Preface
1. You Are Your Memory
2. Mapping Your Memories
3. Pulling the Rabbit Out of the Hat...
4. Sometimes It Works and Sometimes It Doesn't
5. Losing It
6. The Seven Ages of Man
7. Improving Memory
Further Reading & References

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