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The memory illusion : why you might not be who you think you are, Julia Shaw

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The memory illusion : why you might not be who you think you are
Title
The memory illusion
Title remainder
why you might not be who you think you are
Statement of responsibility
Julia Shaw
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr. Julia Shaw reveals why we are all unreliable narrators of our own life stories. Think you have a good memory? Think again. Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered occasional memory lapses, such as entering a room and immediately forgetting why, or suddenly being unable to recall the name of someone we've met dozens of times. But what if we have the potential for more profound errors of memory, even verging on outright fabrication and self-deception? In The Memory Illusion, forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr. Julia Shaw uses the latest research to show the astonishing variety of ways in which our brains can indeed be led astray. She shows why we can sometimes misappropriate other people's memories, subsequently believing them to be our own. She explains how police officers can imprison an innocent man for life on the basis of 300 denials and just one confession. She demonstrates the way radically false memories can be deliberately implanted, leading people to believe that they brutally murdered a loved one, or were abducted by aliens. And she reveals how, in spite of all this, we can improve our memory through simple awareness of its fallibility. Fascinating and unnerving in equal measure, The Memory Illusion offers a unique insight into the human brain, challenging you to question how much you can ever truly know about yourself."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaw, Julia
Dewey number
153.1/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF371
LC item number
.S35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • False memory syndrome
  • Self-perception
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • False memory syndrome
  • Memory
  • Self-perception
Label
The memory illusion : why you might not be who you think you are, Julia Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780385685290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936978462
  • (OCoLC)ocn936978462
Label
The memory illusion : why you might not be who you think you are, Julia Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780385685290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936978462
  • (OCoLC)ocn936978462

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