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Memory : a very short introduction / Jonathan K. Foster.

By: Foster, Jonathan K.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions: 194.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009Description: 142 p. : ill., port. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780192806758 (pbk.); 0192806750 (pbk.).Subject(s): Memory | MemoryDDC classification: 153.12 Other classification: 08.42 | CP 4400
Contents:
You are your memory -- Mapping memories -- Pulling the rabbit out of the hat -- Inaccuracies in memory -- Memory impairment -- The seven ages of man -- Improving memory.
Summary: 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?
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

You are your memory -- Mapping memories -- Pulling the rabbit out of the hat -- Inaccuracies in memory -- Memory impairment -- The seven ages of man -- Improving memory.

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?

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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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