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Published: 06 November 2008

152 Pages | 22 halftones


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