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Remember : the science of memory and the art of forgetting / Lisa Genova.

Genova, Lisa, (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 7 total copies.

Summary:

Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can't for the life of you remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you're over forty, you're probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or dementia. In reality, for the vast majority of us, these examples of forgetting are completely normal. Why? Because while memory is amazing, it is far from perfect. Our brains aren't designed to remember every name we hear, plan we make, or day we experience. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn't mean it's broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human. In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer's (that you own a car). And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing. --from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 153.12 .G335r 2021 (Text) 37814003342061 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 05/10/2021 Checked out 09/28/2021
Harney County Library 153.12 GENOVA (Text) 37720000615641 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 06/04/2021 Checked out 10/05/2021
Hood River County Library 153.12 GEN 2021 (Text) 33892100729715 Adult New Books Book None 04/07/2021 Checked out 10/02/2021
Ontario Community Library 153.12 GENOV (Text) 33330004575215 Adult Non-Fiction Book System_Only_6months 04/30/2021 Available -
Pilot Rock Public Library McN 616.8 GEN (Text) 37868000147337 McNaughton Collection Book None 04/27/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 153.12 GEN (Text) 33892006587373 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 03/25/2021 On holds shelf -
Treasure Valley Community College Library 153.1 G2849r (Text) 32220001127782 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/18/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593137956
  • ISBN: 0593137957
  • Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-253).
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: How we remember -- Making memories 101 -- Pay attention -- In the moment -- Muscle memory -- Your brain's Wikipedia -- What happened -- Part II: Why we forget -- Your memories (for what happened) are wrong -- Tip of the tongue -- Don't forget to remember -- This too shall pass -- Fuggedaboutit -- Normal aging -- Alzheimer's -- Part III: Improve or impair -- Put it in context -- Stressed out -- Go to sleep -- Alzheimer's prevention -- The memory paradox.
Summary, etc.:
Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can't for the life of you remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you're over forty, you're probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or dementia. In reality, for the vast majority of us, these examples of forgetting are completely normal. Why? Because while memory is amazing, it is far from perfect. Our brains aren't designed to remember every name we hear, plan we make, or day we experience. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn't mean it's broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human. In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer's (that you own a car). And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing. --from book jacket.
Subject: Memory.
Cognition > Age factors.
Human information processing > Age factors.
Brain > Aging.
Aging > Prevention.
Alzheimer's disease > Prevention.
Memory disorders in old age > Prevention.
Genre: Self-help publications.
Summary: Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can't for the life of you remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you're over forty, you're probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or dementia. In reality, for the vast majority of us, these examples of forgetting are completely normal. Why? Because while memory is amazing, it is far from perfect. Our brains aren't designed to remember every name we hear, plan we make, or day we experience. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn't mean it's broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human. In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer's (that you own a car). And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing. --from book jacket.

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