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The Resource Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters

Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters

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Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations
Title
Forgetting
Title remainder
myths, perils and compensations
Statement of responsibility
Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
In his highly praised book The Nostalgia Factory, renowned memory scholar Douwe Draaisma explored the puzzling logic of memory in later life with humor and deep insight. In this compelling new book he turns to the "miracle" of forgetting. Far from being a defect that may indicate Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, Draaisma claims, forgetting is one of memory's crucial capacities. In fact, forgetting is essential. Weaving together an engaging array of literary, historical, and scientific sources, the author considers forgetting from every angle. He pierces false clichés and asks important questions: Is a forgotten memory lost forever? What makes a colleague remember an idea but forget that it was yours? Draaisma explores "first memories" of young children, how experiences are translated into memory, the controversies over repression and "recovered" memories, and weird examples of memory dysfunction. He movingly examines the impact on personal memories when a hidden truth comes to light. In a persuasive conclusion the author advocates the undervalued practice of "the art of forgetting"--A set of techniques that assist in erasing memories, thereby preserving valuable relationships and encouraging personal contentment
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Draaisma, D
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Waters, Liz
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  • Memory
  • Recollection (Psychology)
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Memory
  • Cognition
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SCIENCE
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Memory
  • Recollection (Psychology)
Label
Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Dutch by Historiche Uitgeverij as Vergeetboek ©2010 Douwe Draaisma."
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgetting: an introduction -- First memories: islands in the stream of forgetting -- Why we forget dreams -- In memory of Henry M. -- The man who forgot faces -- A slope, followed by an abyss -- Your colleague has a brilliant idea, yours -- The Galileo of neurology -- On repression -- The myth of total recall -- The memory of the Esterházys -- The mirror that never forgets -- The second death -- The art of forgetting -- Questions about forgetting
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ocn904281369
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 276 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300213959
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)904281369
Label
Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Dutch by Historiche Uitgeverij as Vergeetboek ©2010 Douwe Draaisma."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgetting: an introduction -- First memories: islands in the stream of forgetting -- Why we forget dreams -- In memory of Henry M. -- The man who forgot faces -- A slope, followed by an abyss -- Your colleague has a brilliant idea, yours -- The Galileo of neurology -- On repression -- The myth of total recall -- The memory of the Esterházys -- The mirror that never forgets -- The second death -- The art of forgetting -- Questions about forgetting
Control code
ocn904281369
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 276 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300213959
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • afe47988-23f9-4221-b33b-b4dfaaa7d965
  • 22573/ctt1bhjk8s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904281369

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