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Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering

Author: Scott A. Small.

Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering

Author: Scott A. Small.

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Item #: D40827
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780593136195
Memory loss is a sign of mental decline—or is it? Not necessarily, Alzheimer's researcher Scott Small suggests here, revealing that forgetting can be a required function for our minds to work best. Forgetting benefits our cognitive and creative abilities, emotional well-being, and even our personal and societal health. From studies of bonobos in the wi... More
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Memory loss is a sign of mental decline—or is it? Not necessarily, Alzheimer's researcher Scott Small suggests here, revealing that forgetting can be a required function for our minds to work best. Forgetting benefits our cognitive and creative abilities, emotional well-being, and even our personal and societal health. From studies of bonobos in the wild to visits with painter Jasper Johns and decision-making expert Daniel Kahneman, Small looks across disciplines to put these new scientific findings into context.


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