Seven Sins of Memory How the Mind Forgets and Remembers

ISBN-10: 0618219196

ISBN-13: 9780618219193

Edition: 2001

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Description: 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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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Blessing Bestowed by the Gods
The Sin of Transience
The Sin of Absent-mindedness
The Sin of Blocking
The Sin of Misattribution
The Sin of Suggestibility
The Sin of Bias
The Sin of Persistence
The Seven Sins: Vices or Virtues?
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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