Book , Print in English

Memory : how we use it, lose it, and can improve it

David Samuel.
  • London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999.
  • x, 128 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "In Memory David Samuel draws on a lifetime of scientific research in this wide-ranging survey of memory. He discusses how memory has been investigated in the past and what modern studies of brain structure and function can tell us about it; long-term, short-term and working memory; limits to memory; normal loss of memory, and the effects of alcohol, drugs and anxiety; Alzheimer's disease; deliberate and unintentional fraud in 'tricks of memory'; how to improve your memory, and why diplomats, actors and doormen have such good memories; and the likely future of memory research."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • 1. What is memory?
  • 2. brain
  • 3. six senses
  • 4. Memory and memories
  • 5. Losing one's memory
  • 6. Regaining one's memory
  • 7. future of memory research: problems and possibilities.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [122]) and index.
ISBN
  • 0297818376
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 41652293