Book Review: The Strange, Familiar, and Forgotten by Israel Rosenveld

Rating: 4/5

One Sentence: This book explains consciousness in a new light.

Why you cannot have consciousness without memory, and memory without consciousness. This book draws on research on brain-damaged patients and shows that memory, consciousness, and a body to experience it with cannot be separated. Neither one can function without the other.

Also, the idea that memory is stored as pictures is discredited and a better way to understand how language and memories work.  A very interesting book.

To happiness, and beyond!

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One thought on “Book Review: The Strange, Familiar, and Forgotten by Israel Rosenveld

  1. Hi Joshua, I recently started reading your posts and you really do bring value to the blog community. You also have a way with words. Moreover, I find conversations like this fascinating; the idea that one cannot have memory without consciousness. Some philosophers go one step further and say “consciousness cannot exist without matter.” What do you think? You should check out my blog, I think we share similarities.

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