The Seven Sins Of Memory

Author: Daniel L. Schacter
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547347456
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A groundbreaking work by one of the world's foremost memory experts, THE SEVEN SINS OF MEMORY offers the first framework that explains common memory vices -- and their surprising virtues. In this intriguing study, Daniel L. Schacter explores the memory miscues that occur in everyday life: absent-mindedness, transience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence. Schacter illustrates these concepts with vivid examples -- case studies, literary excerpts, experimental evidence, and accounts of highly visible news events such as the O.J. Simpson verdict, Bill Clinton's grand jury testimony, and the search for the Oklahoma City bomber. He also delves into striking new scientific research, giving us a glimpse of the fascinating neurology of memory. Together, the stories and the scientific results provide a new look at our brains and at what we more generally think of as our minds. Winner of the William James Book Award

The Seven Sins Of Memory

Author: Daniel L. Schacter
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0618219196
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Examines what the author terms "common memory vices," including absent-mindedness, transcience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence, applying experimental evidence to discuss such high-visibility cases as the O.J. Simpson trial and President Clinton's grand jury testimony. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Seven Sins Of Memory

Author: Daniel L. Schacter
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618040196
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A respected expert on memory describes how the brain stores and recalls information as he describes seven key problems with memory--transience, absent-mindedness, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence.

How The Mind Forgets And Remembers

Author: Daniel L. Schacter
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 9780285640894
Size: 13.85 MB
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A groundbreaking work by one of the world’s foremost memory experts that offers the first framework to explain the basic memory miscues that we all encounter. Daniel L. Schacter, chairman of Harvard University’s Psychology Department, is internationally recognised as one of the world’s authorities on memory, explains that just as the seven deadly sins, the seven memory sins appear routinely in everyday life, and why it is a good thing that they happen and surprisingly vital to a keen mind. The author explains how transience reflects a weakening of memory over time, how absent-mindedness occurs when failures of attention sabotage memory and how blocking happens when we can’t retrieve a name we know well. Three other sins involve distorted memories: misattribution (assigning a memory to the wrong source), suggestibility (implanting false memories), and bias (rewriting the past based on present beliefs). The seventh sin, persistence, concerns intrusive recollections that we cannot forget – even when we wish we could. Daniel Schacter illustrates decades of research into memory lapses with compelling, and often bizarre, examples – for example, the violinist who placed a priceless Stradivarius on top of his car before driving off and the national memory champion who was plagued by absentmindedness. This book also explores recent research, such as the imaging of the brain that actually shows memories being formed. Together the stories and scientific findings examined in How The Mind Forgets and Remembers will reassure everyone from twenty-somethings who find their lives too busy to those in their fifties and sixties who are worried about early Alzheimers. Beautifully written, this original book provides a fascinating new look at our brains and what we more generally think of as our minds.

The Seven Sins Of Memory

Author: Frederic P. Miller
Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
ISBN: 6134369438
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers is a book by Daniel Schacter, former chair of Harvard University's Psychology Department and a leading memory researcher. The book revolves around the theory that the seven sins of memory are similar to the Seven deadly sins, and that if you try to avoid committing these sins, it will help to improve your ability to remember. He argues that these features of human memory are not necessarily bad, and that they actually serve a useful purpose in memory. For instance, persistence is one of the sins of memory that can lead to things like post traumatic stress syndrome. However persistence is also necessary for long-term memory, and so it is essential.

Searching For Memory

Author: Daniel L. Schacter
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780786724291
Size: 10.91 MB
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Memory. 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.

Memory And Movies

Author: John Seamon
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262029711
Size: 11.20 MB
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How popular films from Memento to Slumdog Millionaire can help us understand how memory works.