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The Memory Trace (PLE: Memory)

Its Formation and its Fate, 1st Edition

By Erich Goldmeier

Psychology Press

258 pages

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There was some agreement about what memory traces were not, but little about what actually did characterize the memory trace. Yet models and theories of memory at the time could not help making implicit and often unrecognized assumptions about the memory trace. Originally published in 1982, this title aimed to strengthen the meagre base on which memory theories rested at the time. It challenges old assumptions and introduces new concepts, foremost the notion of singularity, as they become necessary to understand traces adequately. Some research data of the past was found in need of reinterpretation. The result is a new theory of the memory trace.

Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1: The Formation of the Trace 1. The Visual Trace 2. Singularity 3. Extensions of the Theory Part 2: The Fate of the Trace 4. Theory of Memory Change 5. Intrinsic Change in Recognition 6. Intrinsic Change in Reproduction 7. Change of Nonvisual Traces 8. The Dynamics of Change. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

About the Series

Psychology Library Editions: Memory

Memory is one of the core areas of academic research in cognitive psychology. Psychology Library Editions: Memory brings together a series of previously out-of-print titles, available as a 27-volume set or as individual volumes. The authors come from diverse backgrounds and many of them are now leading experts in their fields. The majority of titles were originally published in the 1970s and 1980s and reflect early research in a number of key areas. The volumes cover topics such as memory development in children; memory and aging; memory and thinking; memory and language; working memory; and memory disorders, to name but a few. This is a great opportunity to obtain a valuable resource tracing the development of a major field of psychology.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology