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Why Life Speeds Up as You Get Older

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Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older raises almost as many questions as it answers. Draaisma explores the nature of autobiographica... Lire la suite
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Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older raises almost as many questions as it answers. Draaisma explores the nature of autobiographical memory, covering subjects such as dejvu, near death experiences and the effect of severe trauma on memory recall, as well as human perceptions of time at different stages in life.

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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.



Contenu

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 dej... 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.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Why Life Speeds Up as You Get Older
Sous-titre: How Memory Shapes Our Past
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781107646261
ISBN: 110764626X
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge University Press
nombre de pages: 286
Poids: 363g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T15mm
Année: 2018