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Memory Fragments of a Modern History

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ISBN-10: 022608454X

ISBN-13: 9780226084541

Edition: 2013

Authors: Alison Winter

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Picture your twenty-first birthday. Did you have a party? If so, do you remember who was there? Now step back: how clear are those memories? Should we trust them to be accurate, or is there a chance that you’re remembering incorrectly? And where have the many details you can no longer recall gone? Are they hidden somewhere in your brain, or are they gone forever?Such questions have fascinated scientists for hundreds of years, and, as Alison Winter shows in Memory: Fragments of a Modern History, the answers have changed dramatically in just the past century. Tracing the cultural and scientific history of our understanding of memory, Winter explores early metaphors that likened memory to a…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Hugo M�nsterberg and the Psychology of Witness Memory
The Making of Truth Serum
Memories of War
Wilder Penfield and the Recording of Personal Experience
The Three Lives of Bridey Murphy
Securing Memory in the Cold War
Flashbulb Memories
The Law of Memory
Frederic Bartlett and the Social Psychology of Remembering
Making False Memory
Reliving and Revising Memory
Notes
Index