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Published: 15 December 2008

144 Pages | 20 b/w halftones

4-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780192806758

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Memory: A Very Short Introduction

Jonathan K. Foster

Very Short Introductions

  • Shows why memories are an integral part of being human, and why they underpin our sense of who we are
  • Explains the science of how the brain stores and accesses memories, and the questions surrounding memory and consciousness
  • Incorporates vital recent developments in the field of neuroscience--including neuroimaging which allows us to see memories at work
  • Looks at what can go wrong with memories--recovered memories, déjà vu, brain injury, and dementia
  • Contains many tips for those who wish to know whether they can boost their memory power
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide