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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd; Main edition (4 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846684498
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846684494
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Outstanding...draws on both science and art to marvellous effect (Observer)

A captivating journey into the mind...told with great style (Telegraph)

An immense pleasure (New Scientist)

Exhilarating...a compelling case (TLS)

A gifted writer (FT)

Both playful and profound, a wonderfully memorable read (Douwe Draaisma, author of Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older)

A beautifully written, absorbing read - a fascinating journey through the latest science of memory (Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine)

In this enthralling tour of human memory, Charles Fernyhough - himself a hybrid of science and poetry - reveals the mysterious forces behind these stories that shape our lives. (Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works)

Fernyhough weaves literature and science to expose our rich, beautiful relationship with our past and future selves. (Dr. David Eagleman, Neuroscientist and author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain)

Combining the engaging style of a novelist with the rigour of a scientist, insightful and thought provoking...will linger in your memory and change the way you think about it. (Daniel L. Schacter, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers.)

A sophisticated blend of findings from science and ideas from literature...at times moving and very rewarding (Times Higher Education)

A captivating journey into the mind (Daily Telegraph 2013-06-29)

As absorbing as it is thought-provoking (Julian Fleming Sunday Business Post 2013-07-07)

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Why do we remember certain things but forget others?

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