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The Resource Why life speeds up as you get older : how memory shapes our past, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Arnold and Erica Pomerans

Why life speeds up as you get older : how memory shapes our past, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Arnold and Erica Pomerans

Label
Why life speeds up as you get older : how memory shapes our past
Title
Why life speeds up as you get older
Title remainder
how memory shapes our past
Statement of responsibility
Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Arnold and Erica Pomerans
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"In this book, Douwe Draaisma, author of the internationally acclaimed Metaphors of Memory, explores the nature of autobiographical memory. Applying a unique blend of scholarship, poetic sensibility and keen observation he tackles such extraordinary phenomena as deja vu, near-death experiences, the memory feats of idiots savants and the effects of extreme trauma on memory recall. Raising almost as many questions as it answers, this book will not fail to touch you at the same time as it educates and entertains."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Draaisma, D
Dewey number
153.1/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
LC call number
BF378.A87
LC item number
D7313 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 M-619
  • BF 378.A87
NLM item number
D756w 2004a
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Memory
  • Mémoire épisodique
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Geheugen
  • Autobiografieën
  • Herinnering
  • Memória autobiográfica
  • Autobiografias (aspectos psicológicos)
  • Geheugen
  • Autobiografieën
  • Herinnering
  • Memória autobiográfica
  • Autobiografias (aspectos psicológicos)
Label
Why life speeds up as you get older : how memory shapes our past, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Arnold and Erica Pomerans
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Memory is like a dog that lies down where it pleases' -- Flashes in the dark: first memories -- Smell and memory -- Yesterday's record -- The inner flashbulb -- 'Why do we remember forwards and not backwards?' -- The absolute memories of Funes and Sherashevsky -- The advantages of a defect: the savant syndrome -- The memory of a grandmaster: a conversation with Ton Sijbrands -- Trauma and memory: the Demjanjuk case -- Richard and Anna Wagner: forty-five years of married life -- 'In oval mirrors we drive around': on experiencing a sense of déjà vu -- Reminiscences -- Why life speeds up as you get older -- Forgetting -- 'I saw my life flash before my eyes like a film' -- From memory -- Portrait with Still Life
Control code
ocm55146411
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 277 pages
Isbn
9780521834247
Lccn
2004049441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55146411
  • (OCoLC)55146411
Label
Why life speeds up as you get older : how memory shapes our past, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Arnold and Erica Pomerans
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Memory is like a dog that lies down where it pleases' -- Flashes in the dark: first memories -- Smell and memory -- Yesterday's record -- The inner flashbulb -- 'Why do we remember forwards and not backwards?' -- The absolute memories of Funes and Sherashevsky -- The advantages of a defect: the savant syndrome -- The memory of a grandmaster: a conversation with Ton Sijbrands -- Trauma and memory: the Demjanjuk case -- Richard and Anna Wagner: forty-five years of married life -- 'In oval mirrors we drive around': on experiencing a sense of déjà vu -- Reminiscences -- Why life speeds up as you get older -- Forgetting -- 'I saw my life flash before my eyes like a film' -- From memory -- Portrait with Still Life
Control code
ocm55146411
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 277 pages
Isbn
9780521834247
Lccn
2004049441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55146411
  • (OCoLC)55146411

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