The Art of Forgetting

Authors: Izquierdo, Ivan

  • A book especially devoted to forgetting, one of the most important features of memory
  • Forgetting is discussed in all of its possible presentations, including extinction, repression, habituation and falsification
  • Forgetting both as an inconvenient consequence of aging and as an important adaptive feature
  • A guide through the biology of forgetting for students and professionals on psychiatry, psychology and neuropsychology
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About this book

How do we forget? Why do we need to forget? This book intends to answer to these and other questions. It aims to demonstrate that each one is who it is due to their own memories. Thus, distinguish between the information we should keep from those we should forget is an difficult art. In this book, the author discusses about the different types of memory, the main types of forgetting (avoidance, extinction and repression), their brain areas and their mechanisms. In this sense, the art of forgetting, or the art of do not saturate our memory mechanisms, is something innate, that benefits us anonymously, keeping us from sinking amidst our own memories. The essays that compose this book go through several aspects, since individuals to societies' memory. By the end of the book, the reader will be able to understand that we forget to be able to think, to live and to survive.

About the authors

Iván Izquierdo is a physician, professor and neuroscientist. Born in Argentina, but naturalized Brazilian, he lives in Porto Alegre for almost 30 years. He taught and lectured in several institutions, among them the University of Buenos Aires, the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – where he helped to create the post-graduation program in Biochemistry – and the Pontifícia Universidade de Porto Alegre – where he is director of the Memory Center, at the Brain Institute. Members of several academies and scientific societies in Brazil and around the world, he have received more than fifty awards, both nationally and internationally and published more than 500 articles in his carrier. He is one of the most respectable specialists on memory physiology worldwide and have discovered the main molecular mechanisms for creation, evocation, persistence and extinction of memory. Izquierdo outstands as one of the most cited Brazilian scientists in any field of research.

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06716-2
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Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06715-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Art of Forgetting
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06716-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06716-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-06715-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 64
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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