The Very Short Book Club reads about Memory

Hey, haven't you forgotten something? Ever?? How does the brain store and access memories, and why do you remember some things and not others? Memory: A Very Short Introduction--this month's selection of the Very Short Book club--explores these and other scientific questions, incorporating vital recent developments in the field of neuroscience, including neuroimaging, which allows us to see memories at work. It examines why memories are an integral part of being human, and why they underpin our sense of who we are; looks at what can go wrong with memories--recovered memories, déjà vu, brain injury, and dementia; and even contains many tips for boosting memory power.

Anyone is welcome to join this Very Short Book Club, which is gradually--and in very short doses--working toward a complete understanding of Everything by tackling a new title from the Oxford University Press Very Short Introductions series every month. Or just come browse our collection of 300+ VSIs, offering concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201