Chapter 8 Memory

Theory

Research into memory takes place at a variety of levels of analysis. Often there is initial conflict within each level, but this is usually resolved eventually.

Method

Diverse — insider, outsider, neuropsychological, neurophysiological, computer modelling, experimentation.

Ecological validity can be a problem (but see what I said on the chapter 7 page).

Themes

Humanness vs. "computerness"?

Fixity and change.

Nature and nurture — not just interaction but interdependence. (I like the old analogous question in response to the nature or nurture debate: what's more important to a rectangle, the width or the height?)

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