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Pieces of Light : How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts, eAudiobook MP3 eaudioBook

Pieces of Light : How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts eAudiobook MP3

Narrated by Gildart Jackson

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Description

How is it possible to have vivid memories of something that never happened?

How can siblings remember the same event from their childhoods so differently?

Do the selections and distortions of memory reveal a truth about the self?

Why are certain memories tied to specific places?

Does your memory really get worse as you get older?

A new consensus is emerging among cognitive scientists: rather than possessing fixed, unchanging memories, we create recollections anew each time we are called upon to remember. As the psychologist Charles Fernyhough explains, remembering is an act of narrative imagination as much as it is the product of a neurological process. In Pieces of Light, he eloquently illuminates this compelling scientific breakthrough via a series of personal storiesa visit to his college campus to see if his memories hold up, an interview with his ninety-three-year-old grandmother, conversations with those whose memories are affected by brain damage and traumaeach illustrating memorys complex synergy of cognitive and neurological functions.

Fernyhough guides readers through the fascinating new science of autobiographical memory, covering topics including imagination and the power of sense associations to cue remembering. Exquisitely written and meticulously researched, Pieces of Light brings together science and literature, the ordinary and the extraordinary, to help us better understand the ways we rememberand the ways we forget.

Information

  • Format:eAudiobook MP3
  • Run-time:10 hours 4 mins
  • File size:829.93MB
  • Publisher:HarperCollins
  • Publication Date:
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  • ISBN:9780062263384

Information

  • Format:eAudiobook MP3
  • Run-time:10 hours 4 mins
  • File size:829.93MB
  • Publisher:HarperCollins
  • Publication Date:
  • Category:
  • ISBN:9780062263384

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