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ERIC Number: EJ938418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 117
ISSN: ISSN-1074-9039
Is Memory in the Brain? Remembering as Social Behavior
Manier, David
Mind, Culture, and Activity, v11 n4 p251-266 2004
As many experimental psychologists and neuroscientists conceive of it, memory can be thought of as having a "home, even if still a hidden one, in the brain" (Tulving, 2002, p. 20). Such a way of conceiving of memory has led to valuable research (see Gazzaniga, 1995), but also to the neglect of important aspects of remembering as it takes place in sociocultural contexts. This article reviews historical and contemporary accounts that look at memory as a faculty located in the brain. It then sets forth the argument that communicative acts (such as those that take place in the writing of narratives and in conversations between family members) must be studied, if the scientific account of memory is to be comprehensive (see Manier, 1997; Manier, Pinner, & Hirst, 1996; Middleton & Edwards, 1990).
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Language: English
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