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UCSB Reads 2013: Books, Movies, and Websites

Books, Movies & Websites

There are many books, movies and websites that deal with the broad theme of memory:


  • Bernecker, Sven. Memory: A Philosophical Study. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Main Library BD181.7 .B47 2010

  • Boyer, Pascal and James V. Wertsch, eds. Memory in Mind and Culture. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Main Library BF378.S65 M475 2009

  • Carruthers, Mary J. The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Main Library BF371 .C325 2008

  • Draaisma, D. Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas About the Mind. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Main Library BF371 .D6813 2000

  • Dudai, Yadin. Memory From A to Z: Keywords, Concepts, and Beyond. New York: Oxford University Press, c2002. Sciences Engineering Library QP406 .D843 2002

  • Foster, Jonathan K. Memory: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Sciences Engineering Library QP406 .F67 2009

  • Jung, C. G. Memories, Dreams, Reflections. New York, Pantheon Books [1963]. Main Library BF109.J8 A3 1963a

  • Kandel, Eric R. In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., c2006. Sciences Engineering Library RC339.52.K362 A3 2006

  • Lorayne, Harry. The Memory Book. New York: Ballantine Books, 1975, c1974. Special Coll., American Religions Collection BF385 .L755 1975b

  • Lurii͡a, A. R. The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book About a Vast Memory. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987, c1968. Main Library BF376 .L813 1987

  • Radstone, Susannah and Bill Schwarz, eds. Memory: Histories, Theories, Debates. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010. Main Library BD181.7 .M49 2010

  • Ricœur, Paul. Memory, History, Forgetting. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Main Library B2430.R553 M4613 2004

  • Schacter, Daniel L. Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past. New York, NY: BasicBooks, c1996. Main Library BF371 .S29 1996

  • Squire, Larry R. Memory: From Mind to Molecules. New York: Scientific American Library: Distributed by W.H. Freeman, c1999. Sciences Engineering Library QP406 .S663 1999

  • Whitehead, Anne. Memory. London; New York: Routledge, 2009. Main Library BF371 .W48 2009
  • Yates, Frances Amelia. The Art of Memory. Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1966]. Main Library BF381 .Y3


  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • 50 First Dates
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight
  • Memento
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Rain Man
  • Spellbound
  • Total Recall


  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Center: The Neuroscience Research Institute at UCSB is working to foster knowledge and understanding of the nervous system by serving as a center for scientific research breakthroughs, including on Alzheimer's.

  • American Memory: Digitized collections from the Library of Congress documenting the American experience in written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music.

  • "How Smart Can We Get?": An extensive website developed by PBS in conjunction with their Nova program on memory and the brain.

  • Memory Exhibition: An online exhibition developed by the Exploratorium museum in San Franciso featuring articles, audio lectures, and video. See a sheep brain dissected. Watch an artist paint his childhood home from memory. Play memory games, and much more.

  • The META Lab (Memory, Emotion, Thought, Awareness): This UCSB research lab (PI: Jonathan Schooler) combines "empirical, philosophical, and contemplative traditions" to address broad interdisciplinary questions related to the mind.

  • USA Memory Championship: The official website of The USA Memory Championship, an annual tournament consisting of memory challenging competitive events which author Joshua Foer competes in and wins.

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