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Memory and Emotion: The Making of Lasting Memories

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Most of us remember where we were and what we were doing on September 11, 2001. Why do most experiences leave little trace while some--even terrible ordeals that people wish they could forget--leave memories that last a lifetime? That is the mystery at the heart of this book.

Drawing on fascinating research and case studies, James McGaugh, a distinguished neuroscientist, re
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 16th 2003 by Columbia University Press (first published June 25th 2003)
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Chris Herdt
Another discounted book from the corner store. Written by McGaugh with a quote from Sapolsky on the cover and a quote from LeDoux on the back? It's practically required that I read this.
It's a very interesting book. It is intended for the layman, but there are sections where McGaugh goes on at length about different neurotransmitters (catecholamine, GABA, etc.) that can be a little intimidating. The list isn't there because you need to understand the details, though--it's there because you ne
After taking a class on Neuropsychology, I was recommended this book by my professor and in the end this book served as some excellent supplementary material that I could use to add onto my knowledge of the subject as well as learning some more in-depth knowledge (although not that much).

This book is an easy read and excellent for someone who has the basic knowledge of the biology of memory. There are some instances where vocabulary and the understanding of charts and diagrams might become an i
Not a dazzling easy read but one that respects the reader and proceeds in a meticulous way while expecting the reader to be able to concentrate. Good science writing but not of the sort that fires you up and entertainds.
Elizabeth Moffat
Interesting book about the making and consolidation of memories and how emotion and traumatic events can shape the way we store memories. The fact about the medieval way for retaining memory is fascinating!
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