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Draaisma, D. [Metaforenmachine een geschiedenis van het geheugen. English]. Metaphors of memory: a history of ideas about the mind / Douwe Draaisma. A finely illustrated ‘history of ideas about the mind’ this certainly is, though more a book concerned with the metaphors, than with the essence, of human memory. Douwe Draaisma, Metaphors of Memory: a history of ideas about the mind. pp. Cambridge University Press. 0 0. Review by John Sutton.

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Who looks at the hologram? The lowest level was that of the ‘experimenters’, mainly graduate students who subjected the hypotheses to empirical testing.

I really liked this chapter especially and if I was sharing any part of the book as a kinda movie trailer it would be this because it works almost as a standalone essay. Thus a molecular commotion in any such area may run into the system along any one of the innumerable curves.

Cambridge University PressDec 7, – History – pages. Theories of Memory in Philosophy of Mind categorize this paper. Crossing continents and disciplines, it provides a compelling history of ideas about the mind by exploring the way these metaphors have been used – metaphors often derived from the techniques and instruments developed over the years to store information, ranging from wax tablets and books to photography, computers and even the hologram.

Book ratings by Goodreads. The same applies for the distinction of concepts which emerged in the context of AI – such as that between location-addressable and content-addressable – had not occurred previously in psychology. Because of that, the use of metaphor to guide thought and research is important, more so than in processes which are more directly accessible to empirical analysis.

But you feel like you learnt something don’t you. This is interesting; “As with Tolman, in Hull’s case, too, metaphors functioned even outside direct research as an ordering scheme.

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I was ok in the kiddie pool of the first few chapters but once we got into holography, interacting light beams, and then neural networks afterwards, I was running to catch up. Return to Book Page. The Myriad Functions and Metaphors of Memory. The memory of the computer is too good. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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The price of that privileged access is a stubborn mystery: The Best Books of Lists with This Book. The volume wil be of particular interest to students and instructors of cognitive psychology and history of psychology looking for readable supplements. Without memory we lose our sense of identity, reasoning, even our ability to perform simple physical tasks.

Anyway, there is an end to my own megaparagraph. Nil rated it it was amazing Dec 16, I should point out that it is simply a good book to read! Saint-Loup rated it really liked it Dec 05, Even the social rdaaisma which Hull imposed on his own research group seemed to dfaaisma inspired by the representation of a hierarchical machine.

Metaphors of Memory : A History of Ideas about the Mind

For example, the term ‘back-up memory’ was derived from computers and was included in memory theories to indicate the temporary storage of information. Memory, Consciousness, and Temporality: The splendour of the Bologna Stone. The same is true for us, memory structures can be highly resistant to local damage, especially core functions like moving the body through space and finding things. It’s also in the 19thC that the rise of technology, from phonographs to photographs Daguerrreotypes creates a fresh bloom of mechanistic metaphors.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. So we kick into post WWI where people start developing telephone exchanges and the proto-mathematics of electronic computers. A History of Ideas about the Mind. And therefore as there are a greater number of these ideas between the present Sensation of Thought in the Centre, and any other, the more is draaiama Soul apprehensive of the Time interposed. Elizabeth rated it it was ok Nov 05, One of the qualities of or increasing understanding of memory, from Hooke on, dfaaisma the gradual ‘pressing in’ and closing of mechanistic or material drazisma, with more and more things being explained.


Within the metaphor for man-as-an-information-processing-system there emerged in the s an exchange between the vocabularies for the human memory and that of computers.

At every age and every advancement in physical knowledge, minds seize on whatever is subtle, sophisticated, novel, complex, whatever forms the bleeding edge of comprehension, and riddle their way through the conception of ot like fungus, infesting it and breaking it down into metaphors of memory.

Yet it is also elusive and difficult to define, and metapors the ages philosophers and psychologists have used metaphors as a way of understanding it.

They passed their work on to a lower echelon ‘deducers’ or ‘logic-grinders’, mathematicians and logicians who had to derive as many hypotheses as possible from the theoretical postulates.

Many of them were really good at poetics and had powerful and innovative imaginations. The memory that she gave me has a subjective, personal access, a secret door from inside. Metaphors of the Infertile Body: Memkry ask draaiisma readers questions about Metaphors of Memoryplease sign up. Kproch rated it liked it May 10, There is nothing in here on oral cultures, which is pretty typical for histories since there is shit all information on that and you need to to a lot of ‘reconstruction’, essentially intelligent bullshitting, to put anything down.

In some cases theoretical terms even went back and forth.