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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Rhizome rated it really liked it Jul 13, 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.

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Draaisma describes not just those metaphors, but also the science behind it, as well as the context of the time. Account Options Sign in.


Jo Tollebeek – – History and Theory 43 2: Good simulations consisted of ‘hierarchies of control’ in order to direct sub-mechanisms. The price of that privileged access is a stubborn mystery: The Value of Memory: It’s infallibility is its principal short-coming. Many are much more useful for spreading an idea or concept than they are for explicating it once all the details are regarded.

Yukihiko Yoshida – – Technoetic Arts 6 3: 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.

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A vast labyrinth; 5. Every invention for keeping records and transmitting information was seen as a new way of illuminating how the memory worked.

This leads to some odd consequences. From that point on, the ‘soul’ or the point of no analysis, the unobservable point, in some ways keeps retreating deeper and deeper, dfaaisma more and more ethereal, but never quite disappearing. Nothing was further removed from Romantic views on nature, draaisam or soul than the image of clockwork, which could be disassembled or replaced part by part at will.

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Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind by Douwe Draaisma

Metaphors, Models, and Mathematics in the Science of Behavior. Antwerp, Belgium – See all my reviews This review is from: Cambridge University Press Who looks at the hologram? 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.

A term like ‘retrieval’ was taken by computer science drzaisma memory psychology.

Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind

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Leni Riefenstahl and German Expressionism: Want to Read saving…. Because of that, the use of metaphor to guide thought and research is important, more so than in processes which are more metaphrs accessible to empirical analysis.