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The Resource The Nostalgia factory : memory, time and ageing, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters

The Nostalgia factory : memory, time and ageing, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters

Label
The Nostalgia factory : memory, time and ageing
Title
The Nostalgia factory
Title remainder
memory, time and ageing
Statement of responsibility
Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Douwe Draaisma, a memory specialist, focuses here on memory in later life. He explains neurological phenomena without becoming lost in specialist terminology. This volume includes an interview with Oliver Sacks, who speaks of his own memory changes as he entered his sixties. Draaisma moves from anecdote to research and back, weaving stories and science into a description of the terrain of memory. He brings to light the 'reminiscence effect', just one of the unexpected pleasures of an ageing memory. The author writes about forgetfulness and dismantles the myth that mental gymnastics can improve memory. He presents a case in favor of the ageing mind and urges us to value the nostalgia that survives as recollection, to appreciate the intangible nature of past events, and to take pleasure in the consolation of reminiscing
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Draaisma, D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF724.85.R45
LC item number
D7313 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Reminiscing
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Memory
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Memory
  • Reminiscing
  • Reminiscing in old age
Label
The Nostalgia factory : memory, time and ageing, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of the author's De heimweefabriek : geheugen, tijd & ouderdom
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The longest stage
  • Forgetful
  • The forgetfulness market
  • Reminiscences
  • The joy of calling up memories
  • The good son: a conversation with Oliver Sacks
  • Wisdom in hindsight
  • The nostalgia factory
Control code
842323117
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 158 pages
Isbn
9780300205398
Lccn
2013016692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842323117
Label
The Nostalgia factory : memory, time and ageing, Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters
Publication
Note
Translation of the author's De heimweefabriek : geheugen, tijd & ouderdom
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The longest stage
  • Forgetful
  • The forgetfulness market
  • Reminiscences
  • The joy of calling up memories
  • The good son: a conversation with Oliver Sacks
  • Wisdom in hindsight
  • The nostalgia factory
Control code
842323117
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 158 pages
Isbn
9780300205398
Lccn
2013016692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842323117

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