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p. 11. You are your memorylocked

  • Jonathan K. Foster

Abstract

Memory is a key psychological process. Without memory we would be unable to speak, read, identify what we see, navigate, or maintain relationships. ‘You are your memory’ considers the importance of memory by charting a brief history of scientific examinations into memory. Memory isn't just about remembering the past, it is relevant to everything we do. It is not dependent upon intention to remember events. Many thinkers and scientists have considered memory, including Plato, C. S. Lewis, Hermann Ebbinghaus, and Frederick Bartlett. How do we study memory? One of the most important aspects of recent scientific discoveries is that memory represents a collection of several different capacities.

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