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Madeleine cake and neurophysiological basis of memory 832


Nesterova A.V.
fourth-year student of the philological faculty, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia

The article attempts to understand one of the most famous episodes of Marcel Proust's novel "Toward Svan" from the scientific point of view, an episode devoted to the process of extracting memories of life in Combray from the depths of the memory of the hero, which was caused by the taste stimulus of the cake Madlen. This process is considered in the psychological and neurophysiological aspect, and the phenomenon described by the artist of the word acquires new facets in this key and allows one to look deeper into its nature.

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