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Memory: A Very Short Introduction By Jonathan K. Foster

Memory: A Very Short Introduction By Jonathan K. Foster

Memory: A Very Short Introduction

By Jonathan K. Foster

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Language:                      English

ISBN 10:                       0-19-280675-0 / 0192806750

            ISBN 13:                     978-0-19-280675-8 / 9780192806758

Author:              Jonathan K. Foster

Publisher:                      Oxford University Press

            Subject:                       Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology

Place of publication:     USA

Year Published:             2008

Binding:                         Paperback

Pages:                144

Dimensions:      17 x 10.6 x 1.4 cm / 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches

Shipping Weight:           150 gram / 5 ounces

Price:                 80 SEK



Memories are an integral part of being human. They haunt us, we cherish them, and in our lives we collect more of them with each new experience. Without memory, you would not be able to maintain a relationship, drive your car, talk to your children, read a poem, watch television, or do much of anything at all. Memory: A Very Short Introduction explores the fascinating intricacies of human memory. Is it one thing or many? Why does it seem to work well sometimes and not others? What happens when it "goes wrong"? Can it be improved or manipulated through techniques such as mnemonic rhymes or "brain implants"? How does memory change as we age? And what about so-called recovered memories--can they be relied upon as a record of what actually happened in our personal past? This book brings together our most recent knowledge to address (in a scientifically rigorous but highly accessible way) these and many other important questions about how memory works, and why we can't live without it.

About the Author:

Jonathan Foster is Senior Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience, Edith Cowan University. He is the author of Neuroimaging and Memory; Memory: Anatomical Regions, Physiological Networks and Cognitive Interactions ; and the co-editor of Memory: System, Process or Function? (OUP 1999). He has worked for over 20 years as both a scientist and clinician in the field of memory. He currently holds the posts of Senior Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience at Edith Cowan University, Australia; Associate Professor in Neuropsychology at the University of Western Australia; Senior Scientist at Sir James McCusker Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit; and Consultant Neuropsychologist at the Neurosciences Unit (Health Department of Western Australia) and in Private Practice. He has published four books and numerous articles in the field of memory and psychology, the most recent being the textbook Psychology (Blackwell, 2005) with M. Hewstone and F. Fincham.


This book will be of interest to anyone interested in how minds and memories work, ranging from students of psychology, philosophy and neuroscience, to therapists, patients and their families. Readers of popular science, and readers of popular psychology looking to boost their cognitive performance and memory power.

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Table of Contents:

1. You Are Your Memory
2. Mapping Your Memories
3. Pulling the Rabbit Out of the Hat...
4. Sometimes It Works and Sometimes It Doesn't
5. Losing It
6. The Seven Ages of Man
7. Improving Memory
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