The Memory Illusion
Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False MemoryPaperback - 2017
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 this work, 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.
Publisher: London : Random House Books : Penguin Random House UK, 2017.
Edition: Paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: xv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.