The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers (Google eBook)
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 intriguing study, Daniel L. Schacter explores the memory miscues that occur in everyday life: absent-mindedness, transience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence. Schacter illustrates these concepts with vivid examples -- case studies, literary excerpts, experimental evidence, and accounts of highly visible news events such as the O.J. Simpson verdict, Bill Clinton's grand jury testimony, and the search for the Oklahoma City bomber. He also delves into striking new scientific research, giving us a glimpse of the fascinating neurology of memory. Together, the stories and the scientific results provide a new look at our brains and at what we more generally think of as our minds.
Winner of the William James Book Award
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Review: The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and RemembersUser Review - Kelly - Goodreads
This book was recommended to me by a professor. It was mostly review for me, but Schacter's organization of the book was interesting, and he writes well and presents his ideas clearly. His style may ... Read full review
Review: The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and RemembersUser Review - Brittany - Goodreads
Dry but still interesting. This would have ranked among the better of my grad school reading, but it wasn't required at this stage in my life (thankfully) and I think my heart wasn't in it. Read full review
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