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Lisa Genova

Autor(a) de Still Alice

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About the Author

Lisa Genova (born November 11, 1970) has a degree in Biopsychology, from Bates College, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Genova is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novel STILL ALICE, which is now a major feature film with Julianne Moore. She is also the author of the mostrar mais novel LEFT NEGLECTED and LOVE ANTHONY. She also made the New York Times Best Seller List with her title's: Inside the O'Briens and Every Note Played. She will be at the Adelaide Writers' Week for the 2016 festival. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Still Alice [2014 film] (2014) — Original book — 112 cópias


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11/30/2021: Review to come. I need to think on it a while. :-)

12/09/2021: I'm just getting around to writing a short review.

Lisa Genova's writing style for her nonfiction book about memory was surprisingly engaging without being overly science laden. As some of the points were review for me, I would have appreciated more details and the inclusion of specific studies to back up the information being presented. Having said that, I still learned quite a bit from what I read, although I probably won't recall much of it a few months down the line. I didn't give the book a five star rating, as I thought the author included one too many personal comments that smacked of bragging. That might not bother most readers but I found it to be unnecessary.

I was especially interested in the chapter about forgetting, as the author states, "Forgetting is quite important; it helps us function every day in all kinds of ways. It’s advantageous for us to get rid of any unnecessary, irrelevant, interfering, or even painful memories that can potentially distract us or cause us to make mistakes or feel miserable. Sometimes we need to forget one thing in order to pay attention to—and remember—another, and so in this way, forgetting can facilitate better memory."

I appreciated the inclusion of an Appendix, which highlights much of the important information presented in the book. Most relevant is the common sense reminder to actually pay attention. If a person is distracted, it is unlikely the information will make it into their longterm memory.

Overall, this a relevant and useful book discussing how different types of memories are formed, tips about how to improve recall, and why forgetting can be equally important. Thankfully the author includes examples of what types of forgetfulness are normal as a person gets older. Adequate sleep is listed as an important aspect of longterm memory formation, so if you are a person that has problems sleeping I'm not sure if you'll find this book to be stress inducing or reassuring.
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Ann_R | outras 19 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
Another winner from Lisa Genova. Her excellent writing makes her books, based on people with neurological diseases, both interesting as fiction and informative.
Abcdarian | outras 100 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
What a beautiful, awful story.
milbourt | outras 451 resenhas | May 11, 2024 |
Een 50-jarige Amerikaanse vrouwelijke hoogleraar psychologie moet na neurologisch onderzoek accepteren dat zij lijdt aan een vroege vorm van de ziekte van Alzheimer. Dit heeft ook gevolgen voor haar gezin
huizenga | outras 451 resenhas | Mar 10, 2024 |



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