Pieces of Light

Pieces of Light A New Consensus Is Emerging Among Cognitive Scientists Rather Than Possessing Fixed, Unchanging Memories, We Create New Recollections Each Time We Are Called Upon To Remember As Psychologist Charles Fernyhough Explains, Remembering Is An Act Of Narrative Imagination As Much As It Is The Product Of A Neurological Process In Pieces Of Light, He Illuminates This Compelling Scientific Breakthrough In A Series Of Personal Stories, Each Illustrating Memory S Complex Synergy Of Cognitive And Neurological Functions.Combining Science And Literature, The Ordinary And The Extraordinary, This Fascinating Tour Through The New Science Of Autobiographical Memory Helps Us Better Understand The Ways We Remember And The Ways We Forget. This intriguing book is mostly about the psychological aspects of memory Charles Fernyhough makes it very clear that the mind does not retrieve stored memories, but instead it reconstructs them It mentions the various components of the brain, but has little to do with the microscopic level of neurons, synapses, and the internal wiring of the brain There is some discussion of brain scans, but mostly it deals with psychological studies of memory Much of the book is anecdotal, while other parts This intriguing book is mostly about the psychological aspects of memory Charles Fernyhough makes it very clear that the mind does not retrieve stored memories, but instead it reconstructs them It mentions the various components of the brain, but has little to do with the microscopic level of neurons, synapses, and the internal wiring of the brain There is some discussion of brain scans, but mostly it deals with psychological studies of memory Much of the book is anecdotal, while other parts describe various psychology experiments Fernybough describes how some very young children can recall events, and how these memories are later lost He describes post traumatic stress syndrome, and how it can affect memory He describes, mostly anecdotally, how memories that are thought to be lost can later be retrieved by
Fascinating Learned plausible well researched beautifully written, yet accessible enough for a non scientist to enjoy and understand The writer uses his own memories as well as case studies to challenge and explain the nature of what we remember, and how the process of remembering affects and sometimes changes existing memories Ought to be recommended reading for anyone who still believes in the infallibility o
This is ratheranecdotal than I d hoped, often exploring memories through Fernyhough s relationship with his own memories memories of his father, teaching his children about his father, comparing his memories of a place to re experiencing the place later on, etc, etc Some of this is fascinating especially his interviews with his grandmother, recording all the stories she had to tell It s a very personal thing, not scientific, but it s interesting all the same I sometimes get the same This is ratheranecdotal than I d h
I wish this book had been written last year It would have been so useful for my dissertations Fernyhough wants to debunk the popular conception of memory as a kind of filing cabinet Harry Potter s penseive comes to mind and instead show us how we create memories in the present moment, using data from the past that is stored in the brain It s a completely readable book which patiently and sensitively discusses the human need to make memory conform to its master in the present whilst remain I wish this book had been written last year It would have been so useful for my dissertations Fernyhough wants to debunk the popular conception of memory as a kind of filing cabinet Harry Potter s penseive comes to mind and instead show us how we create memories in the present moment, using data from the past that is stored in the brain It s a completely readable book which patiently and sensitively discusses the human need to make memory conform to its master in the present whilst remaining true to what actually happened There is a kind of constant tension here.He looks at how memory works on a neurological, science basis which is fascinating for someone who knows so little about how the brain functions and also uses fiction to illustrate how this pans out in the way that we tell stories to ourselves and to each other One of the most interesting things that I learnt was the way that memory and imagination ar
The main premise of this book is a good one the current state of neuro psychological research into the nature of memory suggests that it is reconstructive in nature you don t really have many full scenes stored away in your head right now,like many images and facts that you reconstruct into a meaning
This was perfectly fine Quite interesting explorations, though not so different from reading Joseph LeDoux or Daniel Schacter Fernyhough is a good writer who also seems like a wonderful teacher and father Something about the book didn t excite me too much, though I can t really put my finger on why, except to say that it s quite anecdotal, and I often grew bored during the anecdotes of his own childhood, and his parents lives, and his children, and his grandmother Though I enjoy memoir This was perfectly fine Quite interesting explorations, though not so different from reading Joseph LeDoux or Daniel Schacter Fernyhough is a good writer who also seems like a wonderful teacher and father Something about the book didn t excite me too much, though I can t really put my finger on why, except to say that it s quite anecdotal, and I often grew bored during the anecdotes of his own childhood, and his parents lives, and his children, and his grandmother Though I enjoy memoir and first person fiction I didn t wish to read personal anecdotes by a brain researcher Maybe his style was missing something, here I m not sure When he uses examples from novelists Proust, Hilary Mantel, A.S Byatt, Penelope Lively, W.G Sebald I was happier.I d been expecting at least a chapter on highly superior autobiographi
I need to own this book so I can flip through it when I want to remember the coolest facts about memory as narrated by the man who is my new hero Ironically, I can t retain this much awesome information in my head, so I require a non library copy to remain in my possession for reference Yup, Mr Fernyhough, you re my new hero You re British, and you write thoughtfully and in depth about memory which is like my favorite subject ever , and you interviewed your ninety three year old grandmoth I need to own this book so I can
Selamlar Charles Fernyhough, stemiyorum senin anal , bac l , karde li an lar n okumak, istemiyorum ya Bi daha bilim ve edebiyat kar m hi bir eye elimi s rmem M sade varsa uraya bir zet b rak yorum.Belle in statik, ge mi ten gelen yadigar, an lar n zihin k t phanesinde zihinsel DVD ler olarak depoland veya fotokopi makinesi olarak g r ld d nemi ge tik Bellek an y bakmak i in a rmaz, her ihtiya duydu unda onu yeniden kurgular retir Bir an n z varsa, tastamam bi imlenmi haliy Selamlar Charles Fernyhough, stemiyorum senin anal , bac l , karde li an lar n okumak, istemiyorum ya Bi daha bilim ve edebiyat kar m hi bir eye elimi s rmem M sade varsa uraya bir zet b rak yorum.Belle in statik, ge mi ten gelen yadigar, an lar n zihin k t phanesinde zihinsel DVD ler olarak depoland veya fotokopi makinesi olarak g r ld d nemi ge tik Bellek an y bakmak i in a rmaz, her ihtiya duydu unda onu yeniden kurgular retir Bir an n z varsa, tastamam bi imlenmi hal
This is a fascinating book about thought and memory What is your first memory Can false memories be put into someone s head What causes traumatic flash back memories Why can five people experience the same event and have five different versions of the story How much of what I remember is gl
This has been my bedside reading for the past couple of weeks I ve always been interested in the way Memory and Imagination work together to create How the imagination takes all the snippets of things we ve stored in our brains over the years and weaves them into something completely new What I didn t realise, until I read Charles Fernyhough s book, Pieces of Light, was just how dependent the memory was on imagination in order to enable us to remember.It seems that our memories of past events This has been my bedside reading for the past couple of weeks I ve always been interested in the way Memory and Imagination work together to create How the imagination takes all the snippets of things we ve stored in our brains over the years and weaves them into something completely new What I didn t realise, until I read Charles Fernyhough s book, Pieces of Light, was just how dependent the memory was on imagination in order to enable us to remember.It seems that our memories of past events aren t stored in one place, like a video film, just waiting to be re run, but in bits and pieces of information in different parts of the brain smell in one place, sound in another, visual and emotional cues in others When we try to remember something t

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  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages
  • Pieces of Light
  • Charles Fernyhough
  • English
  • 06 May 2019
  • 184668448X