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1st Edition

The Basis of Memory

ISBN 9781138988828
Published January 20, 2016 by Psychology Press
138 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1928 this short essay looks two rival theories of the time, both hypothetical, and explores which one ‘better fits the facts’.

Whether memory depends on "enduring traces" in brain structure (to use the language of Professor Semon), or whether it depends on records in "psychical structure" (to use the language of Professor McDougall).

Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Defects of Semon’s Theory  3. Psychoplasm  4. The Mnema  5. Association and Selection  6. Habit  7. Forgetting  8. Conclusion

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