Veronica O’Keane

As psychiatrist and neuroscientist Veronica O’Keane elucidates in her new book, A Sense of Self, our memories are created from our sensory experiences: what we see, hear, taste, smell, and otherwise feel. Of course, these experiences don’t start out as memories, but some become preserved, accurately or inaccurately, in a way that allows us to re-experience them. And these memories are the cornerstone of our self-construction. A beautiful book executed with scientific rigor, A Sense of Self is a welcome addition to the literature of memory.