Why Life Speeds Up as You Get Older (Canto Classics) (Paperback)

By Douwe Draaisma

Cambridge University Press, 9781107646261, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/1/2004)
Paperback (9/1/2006)

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Entertaining and educational, Douwe Draaisma's Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older raises almost as many questions as it answers. Draaisma applies a blend of scholarship, poetic sensibility and keen observation in exploring the nature of autobiographical memory, covering subjects such as d j -vu, near death experiences and the effect of severe trauma on memory recall, as well as human perceptions of time at different stages in life. A highly accessible and personal read, this book will not fail to touch or provoke thought in its readers.