Your Memory: A User's Guide

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At the most critical times, especially during negotiations and arguments, memory can fail. Some people can quickly recall faces, but names and dates are easily forgotten. "Your Memory" explains how memory works and how to make it more reliable. This book is full of useful information and advice, and practical exercises for improving the quality and capacity of memory. Combining anecdotes and exercises with scientific developments and statistics, the book presents this complex topic in a highly accessible way. The author covers a range of issues, such as why a natural system of classifying, storing, and retrieving information that exceeds the capacity of a computer can, at times, also forget a phone number.

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Find a good memory book: I recommend 'Your Memory: A User's Guide,' by Alan Baddeley. -- Marilyn Linton "Toronto Sun" (06/19/2005)

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Alan Baddeley is professor of Psychology at the University of York. He has previously held professorships at the Universities of Stirling, Bristol and Cambridge and visiting appointments at the Universities of California, Harvard, Otago, Queensland and Texas. He has written five books on memory, and edited a further seven. He was awarded a CBE for his contributions to this field. He has received the American Psychological Association's award for Distinguished Contributions to Research. He has a life-long interest in the study of human memory, and in its deficits following disease or brain damage. He is married and has recently moved to York.

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