Stories we tell, our immune system’s response to invaders, and the devastation of the memory by Alzheimer disease are among the subjects of this issue of Yale Medicine.
Memory fascinates us. We’ve created a genre of literature we call memoir. We take our memories and toy with them until they form a coherent narrative, one that makes sense of our lives and allows us to live with things we might like to forget. We’re embarrassed when we have a “Rick Perry” moment and can’t retrieve from our brain something that should be on...