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Author Draaisma, D.
Title Waarom het leven sneller gaat als je alder wordt. English
Why life speeds up as you get older : how memory shapes our past / Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Arnold and Erica Pomerans.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Author Draaisma, D.
Subject Autobiographical memory.
Alt Name Pomerans, Arnold.
Pomerans, Erica.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 277 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 'Memory is like a dog that lies down where it pleases' -- Flashes in the dark : first memories -- Smell and memory -- Yesterday's record -- The inner flashbulb -- 'Why do we remember forwards and not backwards?' -- The absolute memories of Funes and Sherashevsky -- The advantages of a defect : the savant syndrome -- The memory of a grandmaster : a conversation with Ton Sijbrands --Trauma and memory : the Demjanjuk case -- Richard and Anna Wagner : forty-five years of married life -- 'In oval mirrors we drive around' : on experiencing a sense of déjà vu -- Reminiscences -- Why life speeds up as you get older -- Forgetting -- 'I saw my life flash before me' -- From memory--Portrait with Still Life.
Summary In this book Draaisma explores the nature of autobiographical memory. Applying a unique blend of scholarship, poetic sensibility and keen observation he tackles such extraordinary phenomena as deja vu, near-death experiences, the memory feats of idiots savants and the effects of extreme trauma on memory recall.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511489945 (electronic bk.)
0511489943 (electronic bk.)
9780511252723 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511252722 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511338472 (electronic bk.)
0511338473 (electronic bk.)
9780521834247 (hardback)
0521834244 (hardback)
9780521691994 (paperback)
OCLC # 191899735
Additional Format Print version: Draaisma, D. Waarom het leven sneller gaat als je alder wordt. English. Why life speeds up as you get older. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004 9780521834247 (DLC) 2004049441 (OCoLC)55146411

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