Every memory, from our first recollection of a family event, to our response to the ring of a doorbell, defines who we are. Without memory constantly linking the threads of our present, past & future, we would not have a personal history, or know how to think or behave. But why, if remembering is so ordinary, do we momentarily forget the name of a loved one, or struggle to find an answer that we think we know? How long do different memories last? And what do genes contribute to the process? Weaving the history of ideas about memory with rich personal anecdote & cutting-edge scientific research, this brilliant work investigates these & other intriguing questions. "A wonderfully personal, interesting & enjoyable overview of modern studies of memory."
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Rusiko Bourtchouladze was formerly at Columbia University, and is now Director of Model Systems at Helicon Therapeutics Inc., as well as visiting Staff Scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. She has been involved in memory research for more than twenty years and has published numerous papers and articles on the topic.
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Book Description Diane Pub Co, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 232 pages. 7.70x5.00x0.70 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1422359646