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The Seven Sins of Memory : How the Mind Forgets and Remembers
by Daniel L. Schacter




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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK. A psychologist's "gripping and thought-provoking" look at how and why our brains sometimes fail us (Steven Pinker, author of How the Mind Works).
A groundbreaking work by one of the world's foremost memory experts, The Seven Sins of Memory offers the first framework that explains common memory vices -- and their surprising virtues.
In this fascinating study, Daniel L. Schacter explores instances of what we would consider memory failure -- absent-mindedness, transience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence -- and suggests instead that these miscues are actually indications that memory is functioning as designed.
Drawing from fascinating scientific research and creative literature, as well as high-profile events in which memory has figured significantly (Bill Clinton's grand jury testimony, for instance), The Seven Sins of Memory provides a more nuanced understanding of how memory and the mind influence each other and shape our lives.
Winner of the American Psychological Association's William James Book Award

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Overview

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK. A psychologist's "gripping and thought-provoking" look at how and why our brains sometimes fail us (Steven Pinker, author of How the Mind Works).
A groundbreaking work by one of the world's foremost memory experts, The Seven Sins of Memory offers the first framework that explains common memory vices -- and their surprising virtues.
In this fascinating study, Daniel L. Schacter explores instances of what we would consider memory failure -- absent-mindedness, transience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence -- and suggests instead that these miscues are actually indications that memory is functioning as designed.
Drawing from fascinating scientific research and creative literature, as well as high-profile events in which memory has figured significantly (Bill Clinton's grand jury testimony, for instance), The Seven Sins of Memory provides a more nuanced understanding of how memory and the mind influence each other and shape our lives.
Winner of the American Psychological Association's William James Book Award

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780618219193
  • ISBN-10: 0618219196
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: May 2002
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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