The Preservation of Memory

The Preservation of Memory explores non-invasive, empirically-sound strategies which ensure long-lasting and effective retention of information for individuals which are coping with the effects of age-related memory loss.

Author: Davide Bruno

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113884019X

Category: Health & Fitness

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An increase in average life expectancy has given rise to a number of pressing health challenges for the 21stcentury. Age-related memory loss, whether due to a neurodegenerative condition such as Alzheimer's disease, or as a product of the normal process of aging, is perhaps the most significant of the health problems of old age presently confronting our society. The Preservation of Memoryexplores non-invasive, empirically sound strategies that can be implemented to ensure long-lasting and effective retention of information. The chapters in this volume describe and evaluate both well-established and novel methods for improving and strengthening memory, for people with and without dementia. They also look at ways in which effective detection and care can be implemented, and describe empirical findings that can be translated into everyday practice. The contributors take a multidisciplinary approach, motivated by the desire to look beyond and across boundaries to find new areas of knowledge and new opportunities. The Preservation of Memorywill be useful reading for students and researchers focusing upon memory, aging and dementia, and also for mental health practitioners, social workers, and carers of persons living with dementia or other memory impairments.
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The Preservation of Memory

The effect of scene context on episodic object recognition: Parahippocampal cortex mediates memory encoding and retrieval success. Hippocampus, 17, 873–889. Hintzman, D. L. (1988). Judgments of frequency and recognition memory in a ...

Author: Davide Bruno

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317556435

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

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An increase in average life expectancy has given rise to a number of pressing health challenges for the 21st century. Age-related memory loss, whether due to a neurodegenerative condition such as Alzheimer’s disease, or as a product of the normal process of aging, is perhaps the most significant of the health problems of old age presently confronting our society. The Preservation of Memory explores non-invasive, empirically sound strategies that can be implemented to ensure long-lasting and effective retention of information. The chapters in this volume describe and evaluate both well-established and novel methods for improving and strengthening memory, for people with and without dementia. They also look at ways in which effective detection and care can be implemented, and describe empirical findings that can be translated into everyday practice. The contributors take a multidisciplinary approach, motivated by the desire to look beyond and across boundaries to find new areas of knowledge and new opportunities. The Preservation of Memory will be useful reading for students and researchers focusing upon memory, aging and dementia, and also for mental health practitioners, social workers, and carers of persons living with dementia or other memory impairments.
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American Political Culture An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

While preservation of memory is these groups' main concern, they vary with intensity when it comes to controversial issues. ... In the recent decades and especially the 21st century, Civil War memories broadly defined have fallen more ...

Author: Mark J. Rozell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610693783

Category: Political Science

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This all-encompassing encyclopedia provides a broad perspective on U.S. politics, culture, and society, but also goes beyond the facts to consider the myths, ideals, and values that help shape and define the nation. • Offers approximately 225 entries covering U.S. politics, culture, society, and beliefs • Includes an introductory overview of the forces that have shaped and continue to shape American political culture and a concluding essay that gathers key thematic threads and looks toward the future • Covers the myriad ways in which American political culture influences other aspects of American society • Examines how cultural symbols and beliefs are manipulated to advance political interests and establish government authority • Connects new issues such as social media and sexual politics with the political culture
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Arctic Archives

So far we have examined both the notion of the preservation of memory and that of memories shaped by the impossibility of preservation. In Sebald's long novel Austerlitz, the illusory notion of the preservation of memory is reproduced ...

Author: Susi K. Frank

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839446560

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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This pioneering volume explores the Arctic as an important and highly endangered archive of knowledge about natural as well as human history of the anthropocene. Focusing on the Arctic as an archive means to investigate it not only as a place of human history and memory - of Arctic exploring, 'conquering' and colonizing -, but to take into account also the specific environmental conditions of the circumpolar region: ice and permafrost. These have allowed a huge natural archive to emerge, offering rich sources for natural scientists and historians alike. Examining the debate on the notion of ('natural') archive, the cultural semantics and historicity of the meaning of concepts like 'warm', 'cold', 'freezing' and 'melting' as well as various works of literature, art and science on Arctic topics, this volume brings together literary scholars, historians of knowledge and philosophy, art historians, media theorists and archivologists.
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Memory and Methodology

It is also memory's externality and its appropriation, the destruction of memory at the same time as the preservation of memory as record. Authorised from outside it can spell death and chaos. Yet at the same time the act of archival ...

Author: Susannah Radstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000184457

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The increasing centrality of memory to work being done across a wide range of disciplines has brought along with it vexed questions and far-reaching changes in the way knowledge is pursued. This timely collection provides a forum for demonstrating how various disciplines are addressing these concerns. Is an historian's approach to memory similar to that of theorists in media or cultural studies, or are their understandings in fact contradictory? Which methods of analysis are most appropriate in which contexts? What are the relations between individual and social memory? Why should we study memory and how can it enrich other research? What does its study bring to our understanding of subjectivity, identity and power? In addressing these knotty questions, Memory and Methodology showcases a rich and diverse range of research on memory. Leading scholars in anthropology, history, film and cultural studies address topics including places of memory; trauma, film and popular memory; memory texts; collaborative memory work and technologies of memory. This timely and interdisciplinary study represents a major contribution to our understanding of how memory is shaping contemporary academic research and of how people shape and are shaped by memory.
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Performing Memories

As I will show in the specific case of Tlatelolco, the first space to preserve the memory and the memories of the night of the massacre is literary text. To do this, I will present three texts, Memorial de Tlatelolco by Rosario ...

Author: Gabriele Biotti

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527568921

Category: Art

Page: 439

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What is memory today? How can it be approached? Why does the contemporary world seem to be more and more haunted by different types of memories still asking for elaboration? Which artistic experiences have explored and defined memory in meaningful ways? How do technologies and the media have changed it? These are just some of the questions developed in this collection of essays analysing memory and memory shapes, which explores the different ways in which past time and its elaboration have been, and still are, elaborated, discussed, written or filmed, and contested, but also shared. By gathering together scholars from different fields of investigation, this book explores the cultural, social and artistic tensions in representing the past and the present, in understanding our legacies, and in approaching historical time and experience. Through the analysis of different representations of memory, and the investigation of literature, anthropology, myth and storytelling, a space of theories and discourses about the symbolic and cultural spaces of memory representation is developed.
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Legendary Rome

The preservation of memories also allowed them to examine the difficulties that could lie ahead, based on their recollections of the past. Memories that exist within a social framework can create a dynamic and ongoing dialogue for a ...

Author: Jennifer A. Rea

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472537836

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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"Legendary Rome" is the first book to offer a comparative treatment of the reinvention of Rome's origins in the poetry of Vergil, Tibullus and Propertius. It also examines the impact that the changing topography of Rome, as orchestrated by the emperor Augustus, had on those poets' renditions of Rome's legendary past. When the poets explore the significance of Augustus' reconstruction of the Palatine and Capitoline hills, they create new meaning and memories for the story of Rome's legendary foundations. As the tradition of Rome's mythic and legendary origins evolves through each poetic revision, the past transforms and is reinvented anew.The exploration of what constitutes a civilised landscape for each poet leads to significant conclusions about the dynamic and evolving nature of shared public memories. Written when Rome was in the process of defining a new, post-war identity, the poems studied here capture the growing tension between community and individual development, the restoration of peace versus expansion through military means, and stability and change within the city.
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The Concept of History

archive is a particular cultural mechanism for the preservation of things past, in which archival materials need to be ... Traditionally, there are people who are assigned a special role in the transmission and preservation of memory ...

Author: Dmitri Nikulin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474269131

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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The Concept of History reflects on the presuppositions behind the contemporary understanding of history that often remain implicit and not spelled out. It is a critique of the modern understanding of history that presents it as universal and teleological, progressively moving forward to an end. Although few contemporary philosophers and historians maintain the view that there is strict universality and teleology in history, the remnants of these positions still affect our understanding of history. But if history is not universal and singular, evolving toward an objective universal end, it should be possible to admit of multiple histories, some of which we appropriate as our own. An another important aspect of this book is that if provides an account of history that is itself both historical and rooted in attempts to narrate and explain history from its inception in antiquity. The book seeks to establish features or constituents of history that might be found in any historical account and might themselves be considered historical invariants in history.
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The Social Psychology of Experience

Fourth, if the recording of memory is automatic, it follows that the 'storage' or 'spatial preservation' of memories is no longer a significant issue. Simply put, asking where memories 'are' is the wrong sort of question.

Author: David Middleton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803977563

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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As their argument unfolds, the authors reveal that memories do not solely reside in a linear passage of time, linking past, present and future, nor do they soley rest within the individual's conciousness, but that memory sits at the very heart of 'lived experience'; whether collective or individual, the vehicle for how we remember or forget is linked to social interaction, object interaction and the different durations of living that we all have. It is very much connected to the social psychology of experience.
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