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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I do not know how my personal, introspective experience is linked to the observable processes in my brain. Many of them were really good at poetics and had powerful and innovative imaginations.

Metaphors of Memory : A History of Ideas about the Mind

Want to Read Currently Metapors Read. Andrew rated it really liked it Jul 30, My library Help Advanced Book Search. And therefore as there are a greater number of these ideas between the present Sensation of Thought in the Centre, and any other, the more is the Soul apprehensive of the Time interposed.

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. Aug 10, Dumky De wilde rated it really liked it. 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.

KEEPER OF THE SNAILS: METAPHORS OF MEMORY by Douwe Draaisma: a brief review and summary.

Without memory we lose our sense of identity, reasoning, even our ability to perform simple physical tasks. Also, he did calculations to work out, literally, how many ‘ideas’ an average human would have over a lifetime, and how many they would need to store, the first mathematical analysis of the data-bearing load on the human mind I think.


Trivia About Metaphors of Memo Aart Velthuijsen rated it liked it Feb 07, Terms like ‘address’ and ‘encoding’ found their way into psychology from AI. I don’t think I could have managed to concentrate fully in any other circumstances.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Harikumar rated it really liked it May 07, The way we try to deconstruct the brain is by use of metaphors, whether consciously or not. A History of Modern Experimental Psychology: Odours, emotions, movements, sounds, perceptions: These artificial memories have not only supported, relieved and occasionally replaced natural memory, dfaaisma they have also shaped our views of remembering and forgetting.

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. Added to PP index Total downloads 12of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Peter rated it really liked it Mar 22, Draaisma describes not just those metaphors, but also the science behind it, as well as the context of the time.

My mind did skitter a little on this, through I think that’s more because its been wrecked by my phone and the internet. 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 metaphosr photography, computers and even the hologram.

Nothing was further removed from Romantic views on nature, organism or soul than the image of clockwork, which could be disassembled or replaced part by part at will. From James and Wundt to The Value of Memory: Then Descartes ruins that idea.


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Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind

Preview — Metaphors of Memory by Douwe Draaisma. May 29, Patrick Stuart rated it it was amazing. History of Western Philosophy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of They passed their work on to a lower echelon ‘deducers’ or ‘logic-grinders’, mathematicians and logicians who had to derive as many hypotheses as possible from the theoretical postulates. The memory that she gave to you and others is subject to external investigation. That’s what makes this book so interesting. Michael Bradie – – Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 5: They cross-pollinate and reinforce each other continually, like priests of paired gods.

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. Methodological and Substantive Implications of a Metatheoretical Distinction: This is a wonderful book which stretched my bruised capacity for attention and understanding. Description What is memory? I really liked this chapter especially and if I was sharing any part of the book as a kinda movie trailer it would be this because it works almost as a standalone essay.

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. It distorts, sifts and deforms, takes better care of some things than others. Charles Catania – – Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 1: Draaismz Martin – unknown.