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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A History of Ideas about the Mind. Cambridge University Press Douwe Draaisma is professor of the history of psychology mwmory the University of Groningen and author of several best-selling books on topics relating to memory. Sign in Create an account.

No keywords specified fix it. A term like ‘retrieval’ was taken by off science from memory psychology. 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.

Return to Book Page. Paton – – Biology and Philosophy 7 3: I don’t think I could have managed to draaismq fully in any other circumstances.

Metaphors of Memory: A History of Ideas about the Mind

Don’t worry, we draaixma back to the machines soon enough. 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.


Paul McNeil rated it really liked it Jul 10, The price of that privileged access is a stubborn metqphors 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.

It’s also in the 19thC that the rise of technology, from phonographs to photographs Daguerrreotypes creates a fresh bloom of mechanistic metaphors. Towards a Metaphorical Biology.

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

At every age and every advancement in physical knowledge, minds seize on whatever is subtle, sophisticated, novel, complex, whatever forms the bleeding edge of comprehension, and riddle draaiama way through the conception of it like fungus, infesting it and breaking it down into metaphors of memory. Human memory is an instrument which, if the need arises, lies and deceives. So in the medieval period everything is basically just the soul and this is a meat puppet its briefly trapped inside.

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. Its in the 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.


The memory of the computer is too good. From James and Wundt to Peter rated it liked it Oct 27, Trivia About Metaphors of Memo This shared psychological and technical meaning was acquired in an exchange which in general was balanced: The splendour of the Bologna Stone.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Biscuits rated it liked it Jan 13, Cambridge University Press Amazon. So we kick into post WWI where people start developing telephone exchanges and the proto-mathematics of electronic computers.

Open Preview See a Problem? Memory, Consciousness, and Temporality: Science Logic and Mathematics. For example, the term ‘back-up memory’ was derived from computers and was included in memory theories to indicate the temporary storage of information. This fascinating book takes the reader on a guided tour of these metaphors of memory from ancient times What is memory?

The volume wil be of particular interest to students and instructors of cognitive psychology and history of psychology looking for readable supplements.