Can't Remember What I Forgot by Sue Halpern audiobook

Can't Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Frontlines of Memory Research

By Sue Halpern
Read by Cassandra Campbell

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When Sue Halpern decided to emulate the first modern scientist of memory, Hermann Ebbinghaus, who experimented on himself, she had no idea that after a day of radioactive testing, her brain would become so "hot" that leaving through the front door of the lab would trigger the alarm. This was not the first time that Halpern had her head examined while researching Can't Remember What I Forgot, nor would it be the last. Halpern spent years in the company of the neuroscientists, pharmacologists, psychologists, nutritionists, and inventors who are hunting for the genes and molecules, the drugs and foods, the machines, the prosthetics, the behaviors, and the therapies that will stave off Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and keep our minds—and memories—intact. Like many of us who have had a relative or friend succumb to memory loss, who are getting older, who are hearing statistics about our own chances of falling victim to dementia, or who worry that each lapse of memory portends disease, Halpern wanted to find out what the experts really knew; what the bench scientists were working on; how close science is to a cure, to treatment, and to accurate early diagnosis; and, of course, whether the crossword puzzles, sudokus, and ballroom dancing we've been told to take up can really keep us lucid or if they're just something to do before the inevitable overtakes us. Beautifully written, sharply observed, and deeply informed, Can't Remember What I Forgot is a book full of vital information—and a solid dose of hope.

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Summary

When Sue Halpern decided to emulate the first modern scientist of memory, Hermann Ebbinghaus, who experimented on himself, she had no idea that after a day of radioactive testing, her brain would become so "hot" that leaving through the front door of the lab would trigger the alarm. This was not the first time that Halpern had her head examined while researching Can't Remember What I Forgot, nor would it be the last. Halpern spent years in the company of the neuroscientists, pharmacologists, psychologists, nutritionists, and inventors who are hunting for the genes and molecules, the drugs and foods, the machines, the prosthetics, the behaviors, and the therapies that will stave off Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and keep our minds—and memories—intact. Like many of us who have had a relative or friend succumb to memory loss, who are getting older, who are hearing statistics about our own chances of falling victim to dementia, or who worry that each lapse of memory portends disease, Halpern wanted to find out what the experts really knew; what the bench scientists were working on; how close science is to a cure, to treatment, and to accurate early diagnosis; and, of course, whether the crossword puzzles, sudokus, and ballroom dancing we've been told to take up can really keep us lucid or if they're just something to do before the inevitable overtakes us. Beautifully written, sharply observed, and deeply informed, Can't Remember What I Forgot is a book full of vital information—and a solid dose of hope.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Campbell adds texture to the reportage.... She is a fine stand-in for the author, giving voice with audible humor and empathy. AudioFile
“Educational, fabulously well written, and on a hot topic. Highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Campbell adds texture to the reportage…She is a fine stand-in for the author, giving voice with audible humor and empathy.” AudioFile
“Informative, beautifully written, and hard to put down, this is a book you have to remember not to forget to buy.” Julia Alvarez, author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

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Author

Author Bio: Sue Halpern

Author Bio: Sue Halpern

Sue Halpern received her doctorate from Oxford University in 1985 and first began teaching at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is the author of Four Wings and a Prayer, Migrations to Solitude, and several books of fiction. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Condé Nast Traveler, and the New York Review of Books, among other publications. She is a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College. She lives in Ripton, Vermont, with her husband, writer Bill McKibben, and their daughter, Sophie.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 8.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English