In his highly praised book ‘The Nostalgia Factory’, renowned memory scholar Douwe Draaisma explored the puzzling logic of memory in later life with humour and deep insight. In this book he turns to the ‘miracle’ of forgetting. Far from being a defect that may indicate Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, Draaisma claims forgetting is one of memory’s crucial capacities. In fact, forgetting is essential.
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