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A Glimpse of the Østby Sisters – authors of "Adventures in Memory"

In this short clip, Norwegian author-sister duo Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby share a taste of what's to come in Adventures in Memory: Exploring the Science and Secrets of Human Memory (Fall, 2018).
Packed with cutting-edge science and nimble storytelling, their book offers an illuminating look at one of our most fascinating faculties: our memory.
Note: Since the creation of this video, the book's title has been changed to Adventures in Memory from the original, Diving For Seahorses.

Advance Praise for Adventures in Memory:

"Gorgeously researched and written, this is science told as a page-turner rather than a treatise. Be prepared to emerge with a different sense of your life’s memories. A book you can’t forget."
— David Eagleman, PhD, neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, creator, and presenter of the PBS television series The Brain

"It is rare that a book of neuroscience can be equal parts mystery, history, literature, and science, but what could be more appropriate for a deep dive into research on memory? Hilde and Ylva Østby are the 21st-century, neuroscience equivalent of the Brontë sisters." 
—  Maryanne Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

"The Østby sisters—one a novelist and the other a neuropsychologist—have combined their strengths to produce a lyrically written and lucidly reasoned exploration of how memory works. Adventures in Memory is full of fascinating characters and indelible scenes that will continue tumbling around in your mind long after you’ve turned its last page." 
— Luke Dittrich, author of Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

"Memory is one of the most important capacities we possess. Sometimes it is right, but often it is terribly wrong. In Adventures in Memory, we learn, through science and stories, just how good and how bad it can be. In this engaging book, the Østby sisters introduce us to some of the leading scientists and famous memory personalities. Be prepared to be educated and entertained at the same time." 
— Elizabeth Loftus, PhD, false memory expert and author of Eyewitness Testimony

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