Searching for Memory
The Brain, the Mind, and the Past
By (author) Daniel L. Schacter
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Searching for Memory by Daniel L. Schacter
Book DescriptionMemory. There may be nothing more important to human beings than our ability to enshrine experience and recall it. While philosophers and poets have elevated memory to an almost mystical level, psychologists have struggled to demystify it. Now, according to Daniel Schacter, one of the most distinguished memory researchers, the mysteries of memory are finally yielding to dramatic, even revolutionary, scientific breakthroughs. Schacter explains how and why it may change our understanding of everything from false memory to Alzheimer's disease, from recovered memory to amnesia with fascinating firsthand accounts of patients with striking--and sometimes bizarre--amnesias resulting from brain injury or psychological trauma.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465075522
(203mm x 135mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 11-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Daniel L. Schacter
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Renowned for its exuberant writing style, intriguing real life examples and cutting-edge research, this best-selling text is back with additional coverage of social psychology, emphasis on the practical applications of the discipline to students' lives, and engaging new 'psychomythology' features which pit science against commonly held beliefs.
Psychology Study Guide, Paperback (May 2011)
Following the main text's content, the Study Guide offers chapter objectives, quick quizzes, things to ponder and much more.
How the Mind Forgets and Remembers, Paperback (April 2007)
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Neuropsychology of Memory, Paperback (June 2003)» View all books by Daniel L. Schacter
This reference and text brings together leading neuroscientists to describe approaches to the study of memory. The third edition gives particular attention to neuro-imaging, which has emerged as one of the most active areas of research in the field.
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Author Biography - Daniel L. Schacter
Daniel L. Schacter is professor and chair of psychology at Harvard University. He is the author of Stranger Behind the Engram: Theories of Memory and the Psychology of Science (1982) and has received the Troland Research Award from the National academy of Sciences. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.
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