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作者 Draaisma, D., author
書名 Vergeetboek. English
Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations / Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Liz Waters
出版項 New Haven : London : Yale University Press, [2015]
國際標準書號 9780300207286 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  BF371 .D68813 2015    在架上    30610020516845
說明 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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附註 Originally published in Dutch as Vergeetboek
"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 cliches 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"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-263) and index
Translated from the Dutch
主題 Memory
Recollection (Psychology)
Cognitive psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology. bisacsh
PSYCHOLOGY / Personality. bisacsh
Alt Author Waters, Liz, translator
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