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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It’s infallibility is its principal short-coming.
Conversely the ‘memory’ in ‘backup memory’ derived from psychology, so that psychology had a term which memorry had lent out, returned to it.
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Did you know that Robert Hooke had his own theory of memory? Engin Onuk rated it it was ok Mar 22, A History of Ideas about the Mind. That’s what makes this book so interesting. Yet it is elusive and difficult to define, and throughout the ages philosophers and psychologists have used metaphors as a way of understanding it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Harikumar rated it really liked it May 07, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Nov 05, The price of that privileged access is a stubborn mystery: Accessible and thought-provoking, this metaphros should be read by anyone who is interested in memory and the mind. A vast labyrinth; 5. Cambridge University PressDec 7, – History – pages. Its in metaphorx 19thC that we get some of the first big exciting problems of memory and one of the ways in which it is very unlike a machine, and of course we get it by doing terrible things to animals, specifically slowly slicing up their brains in little pieces so we can see what happens to them.
Whereas circuits in a classical computer are under a central operating system which gives its commands step by step, the human brain seems to be acted upon by scores of impulses at once.
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At the top was a select group of theoreticians ‘postulate makers’. This leads to some odd consequences. Memry guy, Carus, from a freaky non-mechanistic interlude in memory metaphors, sounds interesting; “Carus’s writings on landscape are also about the soul, just as conversely, his lectures on psychology took inspiration from landscape painting.
The mystic writing-pad; memoey. Which comes back again in the last chapter. George Mandler Limited preview – Sign in to use this feature. Contents The Mystic WritingPad. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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That’s what makes this book so int The uncovering of the way our mind works has been highly influenced by the way we think of it. This fascinating book takes the reader on a guided tour of these metaphors of memory from ancient times to the present day, ot 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.
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Cambridge University Press 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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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. 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.