Guest Post: Memories of Soviet Neuropsychology During the Great Terror – Susanna Blumenshtein and Bluma Zeigarnik

I previously wrote a short piece on Bluma Zeigarnik, the Zeigarnik Effect and Memories from the Great Terror which also mentioned Susanna Blumenshtein, a Russian neuropsychologist, and very brave friend of Bluma Zeigarnik. I mentioned I didn’t speak Russian – but happily my friend @laurenceknell does. Laurie did some digging around, and found a Russian Wiki page, and has translated it below:… Read More

Why do I forget jobs I have completed? Bluma Zeigarnik, the Zeigarnik Effect and Memories from the Great Terror

‘What did you do at work today?’ ‘Lots – very busy indeed – lots happening…’ ‘But what did you do?’ ‘Err… hold on – I need to check my diary, emails and to do list…. but I was very busy’ [voice trails away, while wondering if there is some strange incipient amnesia on the way] Why… Read More