Alison Winter on History of Memory

November 4, 2012

Do you think your memory is like a video camera - a device that can record and store every experience you've ever had?  Historian Alison Winter says we tend to use technology metaphors to think about memory.  And as technology changes, so do our ideas about how memory works.



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The URL is fixed.  Thanks for the notice!

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Alison Winter might be interested to learen of recent research on erasing, not just the emotional associations of memories, but the memories themselves. See this article for more information: