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, Shijiezhuo rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Over the centuries memory aids provided the terms and concepts with Aart Velthuijsen rated it liked it Feb 07, It’s also in the 19thC that the rise of technology, from phonographs to photographs Daguerrreotypes creates a fresh bloom of mechanistic metaphors. Bazilisek rated it it was amazing Nov 10, 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.
Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind
Then Descartes ruins that idea. Which comes back again in the last chapter.
The way we try to deconstruct the brain is by use of metaphors, whether consciously or not. A mirror with a memory; 6.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Memory, Consciousness, and Temporality: In every such small fragment “the whole curve slumbers”. Also, according to Draaisma, holography is something of the flaky over-rewarded celebrity of memory metaphors, often quoted, rarely drops a good album.
George Mandler Limited preview – Freek rated it really liked it Dec 23, Without memory fraaisma lose our sense of identity, reasoning, even our ability to perform simple physical tasks.
Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind by Douwe Draaisma
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Other editions – Metaphor all Metaphors of Memory: Andrew rated it memody liked it Jul 30, Marya rated it liked it Sep 24, Who looks at the hologram? Many are much more useful for spreading an idea or concept than they are for explicating it once all the details are regarded.
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 a wonderful book which stretched my bruised capacity for attention and understanding.
Metaphors of Memory : A History of Ideas about the Mind
Sign in to use this feature. Wax tablets, books, slates; codes, telegraphs; photography and later holography; telephone networks and digital computers and the internet all took their place as the best way to explain what was happening in the memory.
Without memory we lose our sense of identity, reasoning, even our ability to perform simple physical tasks. 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. The mystic writing-pad; 2. Kourken Michaelian – – Memory Studies 4 2: 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.
Cambridge University PressDec 7, – History – pages. Imagine if our memories could be copied, erased, and modified as easily as computer “memory. Conversely the ‘memory’ in ‘backup memory’ derived from psychology, so that psychology had a term which it had lent out, returned to it.
Leni Riefenstahl and German Expressionism: But you feel like you learnt something don’t you. This shared psychological and technical meaning was acquired in an exchange which in general memorj balanced: There was a lot of overlap with things I pulled together in Machinamenta.