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Nostalgia Factory : Memory, Time and Ageing

Label
Nostalgia Factory : Memory, Time and Ageing
Title
Nostalgia Factory
Title remainder
Memory, Time and Ageing
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
You cannot call to mind the name of a man you have known for 30 years. You walk into a room and forget what you came for. What is the name of that famous film you've watched so many times? These are common experiences, and as we grow older we tend to worry about these lapses. Is our memory failing? Is it dementia? Douwe Draaisma, a renowned memory specialist, here focuses on memory in later life. Writing with eloquence and humor, he explains neurological phenomena without becoming lost in specialist terminology. His book is reminiscent of Oliver Sacks's work, and not coincidentally this volume includes a long interview with Sacks, who speaks of his own memory changes as he entered his sixties. Draaisma moves smoothly from anecdote to research and back, weaving stories and science into a compelling description of the terrain of memory. He brings to light the "reminiscence effect," just one of the unexpected pleasures of an aging memory. The author writes reassuringly about forgetfulness and satisfyingly dismantles the stubborn myth that mental gymnastics can improve memory. He presents a convincing case in favor of the aging mind and urges us to value the nostalgia that survives as recollection, appreciate the intangible nature of past events, and take pleasure in the consolation of razor-sharp reminiscing
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Draaisma, D
Dewey number
155.67/1312
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BF724.85.R45
LC item number
D7313 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 A-602
  • WL 337
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  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Reminiscing
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Memory
  • Aged
  • Memory, Episodic
  • Aging
  • Memory, Long-Term
  • Mental Recall
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Memory
  • Reminiscing
  • Reminiscing in old age
Label
Nostalgia Factory : Memory, Time and Ageing
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The longest stage
  • Forgetful
  • The forgetfulness market
  • Reminiscences
  • The joy of calling up memories
  • The good son: a conversation with Oliver Sacks
  • Wisdom in hindsight
  • The nostalgia factory
Control code
857972195
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300198522
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
515376
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857972195
Label
Nostalgia Factory : Memory, Time and Ageing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The longest stage
  • Forgetful
  • The forgetfulness market
  • Reminiscences
  • The joy of calling up memories
  • The good son: a conversation with Oliver Sacks
  • Wisdom in hindsight
  • The nostalgia factory
Control code
857972195
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300198522
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
515376
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857972195

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