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Memory loss a major theme of Daughter Cell

In Daughter Cell I explore loss of memory in two characters. First, the protagonist Randolph Macklin wakes up with a four month memory gap due to traumatic amnesia. Figuring out what the trauma was is one of the main mysteries of the book. …Another character also has a four month memory gap, but because she was cloned into someone else during that time. I also explore drug-induced state-dependent memory. Simply put, memory loss is a major theme of the book.

So when I read this article about how the writer’s memory mechanisms spontaneously went off the rails for four hours, I was more than a little interested. If you think my musings are fantastical, may I remind you that fact will always trump fiction, if only because fact doesn’t have to concern itself with believability.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/magazine/a-brief-vacation-from-myself.html?_r=0

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