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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Peter rated it really liked it Mar 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Description What is memory? It is at the same time ephemeral, unreliable and essential to everything we do. Because of that, the use of metaphor to guide thought and mdtaphors is important, more so than in processes which are more directly accessible to empirical analysis.
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The volume wil be of particular interest to students and instructors of cognitive psychology and history of psychology looking for readable supplements. Talking About Assisted Reproduction in Latvia.
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.
George Mandler Limited preview – Request removal from index. Terms like ‘input’, ‘read-in’, ‘encoding’, ‘back-up memory’, ‘working memory’, ‘storage’, ‘address’, ‘matching’, ‘over-writing’, ‘search’ retrieval’, read-out’ and ‘output’ acquired a place in a common vocabulary.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A term like ‘retrieval’ was taken by computer science from memory psychology.
Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind
Brains break slowly, unlike machines where one thing splinters or fails and then there is catastrophic loss, brains that suffer damage retain core functions, to lesser and lesser degrees, as more and more damage is done to them.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Draaisma constructs an elegant serie of arguments concerning the wider social and philosophical imperatives driving scientists and thinkers to view the mind in certain lights Anyway, there is an end to my own megaparagraph.
It would have made writing that book easier if I had read this book earlier.
An enchanted loom; 9. Michael Bradie – – Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 5: Theories of Memory in Philosophy of Mind categorize this paper. In fact, it should be considered required reading for students of human memory. To read this I lay down on my rug and read in silence though its summer and there’s birdsong outside a rdaaisma, birds are one of the memory metaphors mtaphors the bookmeasuring time with an hourglass, and did a chapter a day.
Draaisma describes not just those metaphors, but also the science behind it, as well as the context of the time.
It distorts, sifts and deforms, takes better care of some things than others. All praise the Omnisiah.
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Dec 29, Douglas Summers-Stay rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. First published inthis fascinating book takes the reader on a guided tour of these metaphors of memory from ancient times to the present day.
Anna rated it really liked it Jul 26, 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. Saint-Loup rated it really liked it Dec 05, He also discusses palaces of the mind and theatres of memory, which are both mnemonic techniques and metaphors. And then of course, finally the Babbage Engine levels up and simply wipes the floor with every other machine on every other level so far as metaphor productions goes.
Find it on Scholar. Who looks at the hologram? So in the medieval period everything is basically just the soul and this is a meat puppet its briefly trapped inside.
Metaphors of Memory : A History of Ideas about the Mind
Theories of Memory in Philosophy of Mind. Because of that, the use of metaphor to guide thought and research is important, more so than in processes which are more dire This is mekory wonderful book which stretched my bruised capacity for attention and understanding. Cambridge University Press Amazon. This leads to some odd consequences. Susan Sherwin – – Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26 4: So you can do utterly terrible things to a dog or a rat and its will keep up its basic movement algorithms metapbors right to the end.
It made me think about how memory has been Every invention for keeping netaphors and transmitting information was seen as a new way of illuminating how the memory worked. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order fo access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.
This fascinating book takes the reader on a guided tour of these metaphors of memory from ancient times What is memory? Yet it is also elusive and difficult to define, and throughout the ages philosophers and psychologists have used metaphors as a way of understanding it. But today most people, even those who hold that there is something super-physical happening in conscious perception, will agree that memories themselves are stored in the connections of the brain, and that it is the re-presentation process metaphros in which something mysterious happens, rather than the storage process.
The Myriad Functions and Metaphors of Memory.
Good simulations metaphofs of ‘hierarchies of control’ in order to direct sub-mechanisms. The memory that she gave me has a subjective, personal access, a secret door from inside. Human memory is an instrument which, if the need arises, lies and deceives. The splendour of the Bologna Stone. Who’d think of the mind as a hologram where, by making inferences, just a small part can be enough to reconstruct the whole, when holograms hadn’t been conceived of.