Previous Chapter Chapter 7: Learning and Memory Next Chapter

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Learning and Memory
Learning and memory

Where once Mnemosyne was a venerated Goddess, we have turned over responsibility for remembering to the cult of computers, which serve our modern mnemonic idols … Human memory has become self-externalised: projected outside the rememberer himself or herself and into non-human machines. These machines, however, cannot remember; what they can do is record, store and retrieve information – which is only part of what human beings do when they enter into a memorious state. (E. S. Casey, 2000, p. 2)


Hermann Ebbinghaus and Frederic Bartlett are generally considered the founding fathers of the psychological study of memory. Yet, they developed radically different approaches to the topic, corresponding roughly to the ‘two psychologies’ discussed in Chapter 1 of this volume. Ebbinghaus (1962[1885]) ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.


Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website