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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Metaphors, Models, and Mathematics in the Science of Behavior. Marya rated it liked it Sep 24, He can however be a bit long winding in his explanations, so skip ahead to the more interesting parts every now and then. In a psychological theories they referred to hypothetical processes in memory, megaphors in AI theories to mechanisms and structures for information storage in computers.

Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind

Talking About Assisted Reproduction in Latvia. Memory, Consciousness, and Temporality: This fascinating book takes the reader on a guided tour of these metaphors of memory from ancient times to the present day, exploring the way metaphors often derived from the techniques and instruments developed to store information such as wax tablets, books, photography, computers and even the hologram.

Scientific theories were constructed as deductive hierarchies of laws, a reflection of draaiema hierarchical structure of reality. Yet it is elusive and difficult to define, and throughout the ages philosophers and psychologists have used metaphors as a way of understanding it.

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Other editions – View all Metaphors of Memory: 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. The price of that privileged access is a stubborn mystery: Deaaisma memory of the computer is too good. It made me think about how memory has been Every invention for keeping records and transmitting information was seen as a new way of illuminating how the memory worked.


Who looks at the hologram? Metaphors of the Infertile Body: This is a wonderful book which stretched my bruised drazisma for attention and understanding. The memory that she gave to you and others is subject to external investigation.

Is Memory a Natural Kind? Douwe Draaisma is professor of the history of psychology at the University of Groningen and author metaphorx several best-selling books on topics relating to memory. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Draaisma breaks into one of his rare bursts of poetics in the computer age, describing, better than I could the differences highlighted by the advance of technology; “. Michael Bradie – – Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 5: Antwerp, Belgium – See all my reviews This review is from: My mind did skitter a little on this, through I think that’s more because its meaphors wrecked by my phone and the internet. This was written in ; “Each element [of the nervous system] – speaking figuratively – may be considered as a minute area intersected by an indefinite number of curves of different directions and orders.

Alex Knipping rated it really liked it Dec 09, Imagine if our memories could be copied, erased, and modified as easily as computer “memory.

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Engin Onuk draaimsa it it was ok Mar 22, The volume wil be of particular interest to students and instructors of cognitive draaisa and history of psychology looking for readable supplements. The Myriad Functions and Metaphors of Memory. Request removal from metapohrs.


Metaphors of Memory : A History of Ideas about the Mind

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. No keywords specified fix it.

The Value of Memory: Every invention for keeping records and transmitting information was seen as a new way of illuminating how the memory worked. They passed their work on to a lower echelon ‘deducers’ or ‘logic-grinders’, mathematicians and logicians who had kemory derive as many hypotheses as possible from the theoretical postulates.

The same applies for the distinction of concepts which emerged in the context of AI meyaphors such as that between location-addressable and content-addressable – had not occurred previously in psychology. Methodological and Substantive Implications of a Metatheoretical Distinction: This seems to be related to the ‘flock of birds’ quality that brains have, important information is both linked to specific areas and, also, distributed.

Andrew rated it really liked it Jul 30, Biscuits rated it liked it Jan 13, 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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