Broken Memories explores some of the unusual and disabling disturbances of memory or knowledge to which people have fallen prey through brain disease or accident. These patients give important glimpses into how memory functions and how knowledge is acquired and disposed. They make us aware of how brain structures underpin remembering in different circumstances, and how different functional components in remembering may interrelate.
The authors are leading international researchers, with extensive expertise in psychological and neuropsychological research. In addition to addressing questions about the way memory functions, the case studies presented here also give a picture of the person caught up in the memory failures and a glimpse of the ways in which other aspects of mental life, including personality, habit, support and attitude, can interact with the demonstrable cognitive disturbance.
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