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Charles Fernyhough
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Charles Fernyhough is an award-winning writer and psychologist. His most recent book, A Thousand Days of Wonder: A Scientist’s Chronicle of His Daughter’s Developing Mind, was a Parade magazine pick of the week and has been translated into seven languages. The author of two novels, The Auctioneer and A Box of Birds, Fernyhough has written for the Guardian, the Financial Times, and the Sunday Telegraph; contributes to public radio’s Radiolab; blogs for Psychology Today; and is a Reader in Psychology at Durham University, UK. Pieces of Light was a Sunday Times, Sunday Express, and New Scientist book of the year.

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What Novels Can Tell Us About Memory

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 3:11 PM

In Gustave Flaubert's great novel, Madame Bovary, the tragic heroine Emma is waiting at a grand house for a ball to begin when she is overwhelmed by a memory of childhood:

She saw the farm again, the muddy pond, her father in a blouse under the apple trees, and she...
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