Douwe Draaisma (b. 1953) is a Dutch psychologist, university professor and the author of many books on human memory. His best-known book, on autobiographical memory, translated into twenty-five languages, is Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older (2001). He has also written Disturbances of the Mind (2006) and The Nostalgia Factory (2008) in which he compassionately describes the ageing memory. In Forgetting (2010) he looked at the phenomenon of forgetting, and in The Dream Weaver (2013) he examined our nocturnal longings and fears.