Bergson's ''matter and memory'' and modern selectionist theories of memory
Journal/Book: Brain Cognition. 1996; 30: 525B Street, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495. Academic Press Inc Jnl-Comp Subscriptions. 215-231.
Abstract: Bergson's reflections (in Matter and Memory, 1896) on memory anticipated development of modem selectionist theories of memory. Selectionist models offer new and potentially useful approaches to a theory of remembering. On the model of natural selection, these selectionist theories require at least two processing components: a device which generates a range of memory representations and a selection process which preserves a subset of those representations. Bergson shows how the subjective experience of remembering might be understood within a selectionist framework. (%O Article P Mcnamara, VIS House, 460 E St, Tewksbury, MA 01876 USA