Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older: How Memory Shapes our Past

Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older: How Memory Shapes our Past

by Douwe Draaisma
     
 

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Entertaining and educational, Douwe Draaisma's Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older raises almost as many questions as it answers. Draaisma applies a blend of scholarship, poetic sensibility and keen observation in exploring the nature of autobiographical memory, covering subjects such as déjà-vu, near death experiences and the effect of severe trauma on…  See more details below

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Entertaining and educational, Douwe Draaisma's Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older raises almost as many questions as it answers. Draaisma applies a blend of scholarship, poetic sensibility and keen observation in exploring the nature of autobiographical memory, covering subjects such as déjà-vu, near death experiences and the effect of severe trauma on memory recall, as well as human perceptions of time at different stages in life. A highly accessible and personal read, this book will not fail to touch or provoke thought in its readers.

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'… fascinating.' The Independent

'… one finishes the book with a heightened awareness of the complexity and the fickleness of human memory, and a genuine sense of pleasure at having encountered such a subtle, entertaining, and illuminating guide to the territory.' The Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107646261
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2012
Series:
Canto Classics Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,005,639
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Douwe Draaisma is Professor of History of Psychology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He is the author of Metaphors of Memory (Cambridge, 2001).

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