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The Resource Remember : the science of memory and the art of forgetting, Lisa Genova

Remember : the science of memory and the art of forgetting, Lisa Genova

Label
Remember : the science of memory and the art of forgetting
Title
Remember
Title remainder
the science of memory and the art of forgetting
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Genova
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Harvard-trained neuroscientist presents an exploration of the intricacies of human memory that distinguishes between normal and concerning memory loss while explaining the profound roles of sleep, stress, and other contributing influences
  • Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can't for the life of you remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you're over forty, you're probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or dementia. In reality, for the vast majority of us, these examples of forgetting are completely normal. Why? Because while memory is amazing, it is far from perfect. Our brains aren't designed to remember every name we hear, plan we make, or day we experience. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn't mean it's broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human. In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer's (that you own a car). And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Genova, Lisa
Dewey number
153.1/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF31
LC item number
.G38 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • Memory
  • Cognition
  • Human information processing
  • Brain
  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Memory disorders in old age
  • Psychology
Label
Remember : the science of memory and the art of forgetting, Lisa Genova
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-253)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: How we remember -- Making memories 101 -- Pay attention -- In the moment -- Muscle memory -- Your brain's Wikipedia -- What happened -- Part II: Why we forget -- Your memories (for what happened) are wrong -- Tip of the tongue -- Don't forget to remember -- This too shall pass -- Fuggedaboutit -- Normal aging -- Alzheimer's -- Part III: Improve or impair -- Put it in context -- Stressed out -- Go to sleep -- Alzheimer's prevention -- The memory paradox
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780593137956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1241697799
Label
Remember : the science of memory and the art of forgetting, Lisa Genova
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-253)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: How we remember -- Making memories 101 -- Pay attention -- In the moment -- Muscle memory -- Your brain's Wikipedia -- What happened -- Part II: Why we forget -- Your memories (for what happened) are wrong -- Tip of the tongue -- Don't forget to remember -- This too shall pass -- Fuggedaboutit -- Normal aging -- Alzheimer's -- Part III: Improve or impair -- Put it in context -- Stressed out -- Go to sleep -- Alzheimer's prevention -- The memory paradox
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780593137956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1241697799

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