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The Resource Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters

Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters

Label
Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations
Title
Forgetting
Title remainder
myths, perils and compensations
Statement of responsibility
Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"In his highly praised book The Nostalgia Factory, renowned memory scholar Douwe Draaisma explored the puzzling logic of memory in later life with humor and deep insight. In this compelling new book he turns to the "miracle" of forgetting. Far from being a defect that may indicate Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, Draaisma claims, forgetting is one of memory's crucial capacities. In fact, forgetting is essential. Weaving together an engaging array of literary, historical, and scientific sources, the author considers forgetting from every angle. He pierces false cliches and asks important questions: Is a forgotten memory lost forever? What makes a colleague remember an idea but forget that it was yours? Draaisma explores "first memories" of young children, how experiences are translated into memory, the controversies over repression and "recovered" memories, and weird examples of memory dysfunction. He movingly examines the impact on personal memories when a hidden truth comes to light. In a persuasive conclusion the author advocates the undervalued practice of "the art of forgetting"--a set of techniques that assist in erasing memories, thereby preserving valuable relationships and encouraging personal contentment"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Draaisma, D
Dewey number
153.1/25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF371
LC item number
.D68124 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 E-879
  • BF 371
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • Recollection (Psychology)
  • Cognitive psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Personality
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Memory
  • Recollection (Psychology)
  • Alterspsychologie
  • Erinnerung
  • Gedächtnis
  • Kognitionswissenschaft
  • Neuropsychologie
  • Vergessen
Label
Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Dutch as Vergeetboek.
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgetting: an introduction -- First memories: islands in the stream of forgetting -- Why we forget dreams -- In memory of Henry M. -- The man who forgot faces -- A slope, followed by an abyss -- Your colleague has a brilliant idea -- yours -- The Galileo of neurology -- On repression -- The myth of total recall -- The memory of the Esterházys -- The mirror that never forgets -- The second death -- The art of forgetting -- Questions about forgetting
Control code
ocn897632474
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780300207286
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014045931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300207286
  • (OCoLC)897632474
Label
Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Dutch as Vergeetboek.
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgetting: an introduction -- First memories: islands in the stream of forgetting -- Why we forget dreams -- In memory of Henry M. -- The man who forgot faces -- A slope, followed by an abyss -- Your colleague has a brilliant idea -- yours -- The Galileo of neurology -- On repression -- The myth of total recall -- The memory of the Esterházys -- The mirror that never forgets -- The second death -- The art of forgetting -- Questions about forgetting
Control code
ocn897632474
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780300207286
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014045931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300207286
  • (OCoLC)897632474

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