The Seven Sins of Memory by Daniel L. Schacter audiobook

The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers

By Daniel L. Schacter
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Daniel L. Schacter, chairman of Harvard University’s Psychology Department and a leading expert on memory, has developed the Trst framework that describes the basic memory miscues we all encounter. Just like the seven deadly sins, the seven memory sins appear routinely in everyday life. Although we may hate these difTculties, as Schacter notes, they’re surprisingly vital to a keen mind. Schacter, whose previous trade book, SEARCHING FOR MEMORY, was called “splendidly lucid” (The New Yorker), offers vivid examples of the memory sins — for example, the absent-mindedness that plagued both a national memory champion and a violinist who forgot that he had placed a priceless Stradivarius on top of his car before driving off. The author also delves into the recent research — such as imaging that shows memories being formed in the brain — that has led him to develop his framework. Together, the stories and the scientific findings examined in THE SEVEN SINS OF MEMORY provide a fascinating new look at our brains, and at what we more generally think of as our minds. THE SEVEN SINS OF MEMORY is a groundbreaking work that will provide great reassurance to everyone, from twenty-somethings who find their lives are too busy, to baby boomers who mutter about “early Alzheimer’s,” to senior citizens who worry about how much (or how little) they can recall.

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A New York Times Notable Book

Daniel L. Schacter, chairman of Harvard University’s Psychology Department and a leading expert on memory, has developed the Trst framework that describes the basic memory miscues we all encounter. Just like the seven deadly sins, the seven memory sins appear routinely in everyday life. Although we may hate these difTculties, as Schacter notes, they’re surprisingly vital to a keen mind. Schacter, whose previous trade book, SEARCHING FOR MEMORY, was called “splendidly lucid” (The New Yorker), offers vivid examples of the memory sins — for example, the absent-mindedness that plagued both a national memory champion and a violinist who forgot that he had placed a priceless Stradivarius on top of his car before driving off. The author also delves into the recent research — such as imaging that shows memories being formed in the brain — that has led him to develop his framework. Together, the stories and the scientific findings examined in THE SEVEN SINS OF MEMORY provide a fascinating new look at our brains, and at what we more generally think of as our minds. THE SEVEN SINS OF MEMORY is a groundbreaking work that will provide great reassurance to everyone, from twenty-somethings who find their lives are too busy, to baby boomers who mutter about “early Alzheimer’s,” to senior citizens who worry about how much (or how little) they can recall.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clear, entertaining, and provocative…Encourages a new appreciation of the complexity and fragility of memory.” Seattle Times
“Should be required reading for police, lawyers, psychologists, and anyone else who wants to understand how memory can go terribly wrong.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Compelling in its science and its probing examination of everyday life, The Seven Sins of Memory is also a delightful book, lively and clear.” Chicago Tribune
“Drawing upon recent neuroimaging research that allows a glimpse of the brain as it learns and remembers, Schacter guides his readers on a fascinating journey.” Library Journal
Schacter offers insight into common malfunctions of the mind." USA Today
Encourages a new appreciation of the complexity and fragility of memory and how it affects our daily lives." The Seattle Times
Compelling in its science and its probing examination of everyday life...a delightful book, lively and clear." The Chicago Tribune
"...Schacter guides his readers on a fascinating journey of the human mind." Library Journal
A lively and well-written survey, spiced up with incidents from recent headlines." Kirkus Reviews
Clear, entertaining and provocative....The book encourages a new appreciation of the complexity and fragility of memory." The Seattle Times

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Author

Author Bio: Daniel L. Schacter

Author Bio: Daniel L. Schacter

Daniel Schacter, an American psychologist, is a professor of psychology at Harvard University. His research has focused on psychological and biological aspects of human memory and amnesia. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. In 2005 he received the NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS0 and was elected to membership in NAS in 2013.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 13.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English