How We Remember and Why Forgetting is Normal

Lisa Genova
Lisa Genova
How We Remember and Why Forgetting is Normal

The kinds of things we all regularly forget do not represent a failure of character, a symptom of disease, or even a reasonable cause for fear—places most of us tend to go when we forget something. We tend to lay a lot of judgment, shame, and stress on ourselves every time we forget where we...

The kinds of things we all regularly forget do not represent a failure of character, a symptom of disease, or even a reasonable cause for fear—places most of us tend to go when we forget something. We tend to lay a lot of judgment, shame, and stress on ourselves every time we forget where we put our phones, to take out the trash, or the name of that Netflix series your friend recommended, and we're unfairly punishing ourselves here. I want to give people insight as to how their memory works—and why forgetting is a normal part of being human.

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Lisa Genova
Lisa Genova

Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O’Briens, and Every Note Played. Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film adaptation of Still Alice in 2015. Lisa’s TED talk, What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s, has been viewed over 5 million times. Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting is her first work of nonfiction.

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