Veronica O'Keane is a Professor of Psychiatry and practising Consultant Psychiatrist at Trinity College Dublin. The Matter of Memory is her first trade book, developed from years of practice in the field and her observations of how we filter our experiences over time.
Searching, thoughtful... at once scientific, philosophical, medical and literary.... It is rich, revelatory and, in the best way, unsettling. -- James McConnachie * Sunday Times * Wonderful. I love the way Veronica writes . . . difficult concepts made comprehensible with rich case studies. A must read for every counsellor, psychotherapist, life coach and psychiatrist. -- Philippa Perry * author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read * A wonderful book in which Veronica O'Keane distils what she has learned about people in her life as a psychiatrist and neuroscientist. The reader will appreciate Dr O'Keane's beautiful prose and her caring attitudes, and will effortlessly pick up knowledge about how the brain determines our behaviour. -- Robin Murray * Professor of Psychiatric Research at King's College London *