Individual and Collective Memory Consolidation: Analogous Processes on Different Levels

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We form individual memories by a process known as consolidation: the conversion of immediate and fleeting bits of information into a stable and accessible representation of facts and events. These memories provide a version of the past that helps us navigate the present and is critical to individual identity. In this book, Thomas Anastasio, Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, Patrick Watson, and Wenyi Zhang propose that social groups form collective memories by analogous processes. Using facts and insights from neuroscience, ...

Individual and Collective Memory Consolidation: Analogous Processes on Different Levels 2012, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780262017046

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