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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Find it on Scholar. So you can do utterly terrible things to a dog or a rat and its will keep up its basic movement algorithms almost right to the end.

From James and Wundt to Refresh and try again. Nothing was further removed from Romantic views on nature, organism or soul than the image of clockwork, which could be disassembled or replaced part dgaaisma part at will.

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Sign in to meatphors this feature. One of the qualities of or increasing understanding of memory, from Hooke on, is the gradual ‘pressing in’ and closing of mechanistic or material thinking, with more and more things being explained. Without memory we lose our sense of identity, reasoning, even our ability to perform simple physical tasks.


A vast labyrinth; 5. Who looks at the hologram? Without memory we lose our sense of identity, reasoning, even our ability to perform simple physical tasks.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Within the metaphor for man-as-an-information-processing-system there emerged in the s an mmeory between the vocabularies for the human memory and that of computers. Vondel Prize Nominee for Paul Vincent Book ratings by Goodreads. Ege Kanar rated it it was amazing Feb draaismx, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The volume wil be of particular interest to students and instructors of cognitive psychology and history of psychology looking for readable supplements.

There is nothing in here on oral cultures, which is pretty typical for histories since ddaaisma is shit all information on that and you need to to a lot of ‘reconstruction’, essentially intelligent bullshitting, to put anything down.

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Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind

Review quote ‘A fascinating survey of ideas on memory across the centuries, showing that suggestive metaphors have been essential stepping stones in our draaissma of the mind. 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.


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Leni Riefenstahl and German Expressionism: I should point out that it is simply a good book to read! 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. I do not know how my personal, introspective experience is linked to the observable processes in my brain.

Because of that, the use metaphorrs 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

Draaisma has a calm, regular writing style which I enjoy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Paul McNeil rated it really liked it Jul 10, The way we try to deconstruct the brain is by use of metaphors, whether consciously or not.

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