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Memory, Brain, and Belief

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$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674007192

Publication Date: 09/30/2001

Short

364 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 line illustrations, 6 tables

Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative

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The process of recalling things, people and events—using our memory—is something we do every day but think little about. Schacter and Scarry, editors of this collection of conference papers, seek to zero in on this ubiquitous, if ill-defined, activity by examining it from a variety of perspectives… The book’s multidisciplinary approach makes for innovative insight into the subject; the writing and research is clear and well presented, accessible to the uninformed reader but still academically rigorous.—David E. Valencia, Library Journal

The decidedly interdisciplinary anthology brings together researchers from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, literature and medicine to discuss the nature of memory and belief… Researchers present interesting results indicating that one’s own memories of the past are strongly influenced by one’s present beliefs, current experience and even nonconscious influences. The picture of memory presented throughout these essays is both fascinating and disquieting… It is uncomfortable to be told that we do not know our own minds and past experiences as well as we think we do, but it makes for captivating reading… An interesting and useful contribution to the growing body of research on memory, belief, and autobiography.—James R. Beebe, Metapsychology

The eleven chapters, and a masterful summary by Damasio, present many facets of the problem, from the paranoid delusions of the schizophrenic to experimentally provoked errors in memory.—Robert W. Doty, Quarterly Review of Biology

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