The nature of memory traces. De Brigard, F. Philosophy Compass, 9(6):402–414, 2014.
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Memory trace was originally a philosophical termused to explain the phenomenon ofremembering. Once debated by Plato, Aristotle, and Zeno of Citium, the notion seems more recently to have become the exclusive province ofcognitive psychologists and neuroscientists. Nonetheless, this modern appropriation should not deter philosophers from thinking carefully about the nature of memory traces. On the contrary, scientific research on the nature ofmemory traces can rekindle philosopher's interest on this notion. With that general aim inmind, the present paper has three specific goals.First,itattemptstochart the most relevant philosophical views on the nature ofmemory traces from both a thematic and historical perspective. Second, it reviews critical findings in the psychology and the neuroscience ofmemory traces. Finally, it explains how such results lend support to or discredit specific philosophical positions on the nature ofmemory traces. This paper also touches upon the issues raised by recent empirical research that theories ofmemory traces need to accommodate in order to succeed.
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abstract = {Memory trace was originally a philosophical termused to explain the phenomenon ofremembering. Once debated by Plato, Aristotle, and Zeno of Citium, the notion seems more recently to have become the exclusive province ofcognitive psychologists and neuroscientists. Nonetheless, this modern appropriation should not deter philosophers from thinking carefully about the nature of memory traces. On the contrary, scientific research on the nature ofmemory traces can rekindle philosopher's interest on this notion. With that general aim inmind, the present paper has three specific goals.First,itattemptstochart the most relevant philosophical views on the nature ofmemory traces from both a thematic and historical perspective. Second, it reviews critical findings in the psychology and the neuroscience ofmemory traces. Finally, it explains how such results lend support to or discredit specific philosophical positions on the nature ofmemory traces. This paper also touches upon the issues raised by recent empirical research that theories ofmemory traces need to accommodate in order to succeed.},
author = {{De Brigard}, Felipe},
doi = {10.1111/phc3.12133},
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isbn = {0160-9327 (Print)},
issn = {17479991},
journal = {Philosophy Compass},
number = {6},
pages = {402--414},
pmid = {2467804},
title = {{The nature of memory traces}},
url = {http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/phc3.12133},
volume = {9},
year = {2014}
}
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