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- DescriptionFew things are so essential to our lives as our memories. In this book, the author draws on a lifetime of scientific research to produce an informative and wide-ranging view of the subject. He examines how memory has been investigated in the past and what modern studies of brain structure and function can tell us about it. The text also discusses short-term and working memory, the limits to and rmal loss of memory, the effects of alcohol, anxiety, drugs and Alzheimer's. While exploring future memory research, the text also addresses the age-old question of how to improve our memory and why certain people have such good memories.
- Author BiographyDavid Samuel is Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. He was the Founder and Director of the Centre for the Chemistry of the Brain and Behavior, and a member of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). He has been a visiting professor at universities in the UK, Canada, and the US, including the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard and Yale.
- Author(s)David Samuel
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication30/09/1999
- SubjectPopular Psychology
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
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