Introducing Learning and Memory

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Icon, 2002 - Philosophy - 125 pages
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Never in the history of humanity has it been so crucial for all of us to acquire new knowledge. But how do we actually learn? How do we remember? Is there a method by which our own faculties of learning and memory can be maximized to retain a vast scale of knowledge? This book traces this fascinating intellectual adventure from the 'art of memory' in Greek and Roman antiquity to the elaborate 'memory theatres' of the Renaissance occult philosophers that coincide with the origins of experimental science. Modern insights into the functions of mind are explored through sociology, psychology and neurological investigations of the brain.

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
13
Section 3
19
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About the author (2002)

Ziauddin Sardar is Professor of Science Policy at Middlesex University and consulting editor of Futures magazine.

Appignanesi is editorial director of Icon Books.

Edney was trained as a mathematician, and has worked as a teacher, journalist and political cartoonist.

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