Memory

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The Arc of Justice and the Long Run: Hope, History, and Unpredictability
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2013
North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Sometimes cause and ...
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Doidge, Norman
Book
2007
Doidge explains neuroplasticity and shows that the brain is not a collection of specialized parts but a dynamic organ and can rewire and rearrange itself as the need arises.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
The CIA's Memory Prison: A Perverse Logic
Sottile, J.P.
Article
2013
The U.S. government has ruled that the prisoners kidnapped and tortured by the U.S. cannot talk about their experiences because those experiences are the property of the U.S. government, which has cla...
Connexions Library: History Focus Page
Website
2009
Selected articles, books, documents and other resources on historical topics.
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Website
2009
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on oral history.
Connexions Other Voices - June 26, 2017: Public Safety
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter is about public safety.
Dark Age Ahead
Jacobs, Jane
Book
2004
A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
The Design of Everyday Things
Norman, Donald A.
Book
1988
A book about the problems of design and how good design can overcome the frustrations of everyday things.
Eyewitness Chile: After 30 Years: Against The Current vol. 108
Cockcroft, James
Article
2004
When I returned to Chile for the first time in 32 years to attend a week-long seminar called “Thirty Years -- Allende Lives! Popular Alternatives and the Socialist Perspective in Latin America,” I fou...
The Great Turning as Compass and Lens : Yes! Magazine Summer 2006
Macy, Joanna
Article
2006
The Great Turning is a name for the transition from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining society. It identifies the shift from a self-destroying political economy to one in harmony with ...
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
2007
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
Making Monsters: False Memories, Psychotherapy, and Sexual Hysteria
Ofshe, Richard; Watters, Ethan
Book
1994
An exposee of the damage and falsity of recovered-memory therapy.
Myth of a Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse
Loftus, Elizabeth; Keecham, Katherine
Book
1994
An expose of the damage and falsity of recovered-memory therapy. Good experimental evidence shows that false memories can easily be implanted.
Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light)
Guzmán, Patricio (director/writer)
Film/Video
2010
In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers search the sky and explore the origins of the universe. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones murdered and dumped...
Peddling miracles and amnesia
Reuss, Alejandro
Article
1999
The shifting PR campaign to justify Chile's 'economic miracle' and to forgive its chief architect.
Poor Memory leads to fame
Sears, Val
Article
Researcher Dr. Fergus Craik discusses his life, his work and, of course, his memory.
Remembering Dangerously
Loftus, Elizabeth
Article
1995
Like the witch-hunt trials of old, people today are being accused and even imprisoned on 'evidence' provided by memories from dreams and flashbacks -- memories that didn't exist before therapy.
Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. before the HELP Subcommittee
Himmelstein, David U.
Article
2009
A single-payer reform would make care affordable through vast savings on bureaucracy and profits. As my colleagues and I have shown in research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, admini...
"The struggle of memory against forgetting"
Article
2008
This excellent address by filmmaker and journalist John Pilger reminds us all of an uncomfortable truth - that all the great breakthroughs in history, like the end of apartheid in South Africa, happen...
The War on Memory Begins in Argentina
Desimone, Arturo
Article
2016
Within less than a month of the inauguration of the new Macri/Cambiemos government in Argentina, the new leadership, or gestión (management) as they prefer to be called, acted in a great sweeping hurr...

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Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia: Note from a Mind-Control Conference
Harrington, Evan
1996
The debate over "recovered" and "false" memories continues to be one of the most contentious issues in the field of psychology today. The debate is extremely polarized with very little amicable commun...
Don't Forget!
Easy Exercises for a Better Memory At Any Age
Lapp, Danielle C.
1987
Exercises for memory training.
Exploring Mind, Memory, and the Psychology of Belief
Part II: Perception, Memory and the Courtroom
Genoni, Tom Jr.
1995
So-called simple perceptions are anything but simple, and what we see is not always the true nature of reality. Perception is a creative act that involves not only the purely sensory apparatus of the ...
The Ghost in the Machine
Koestler, Arthur
1967
An analysis of the relationship between reason and imagination.
Memory and aging
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The Memory Code: how oral cultures memorise so much information
Hamacher, Duane W.
2016
Long before the ancient Celts, Aboriginal Australians were recording vast scores of knowledge to memory and passing it to successive generations. Aboriginal people demonstrate that their oral traditio...
Memory hole
Wikipedia article
A memory hole is any mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a website or other archive, parti...
Musicophilia
Tales of Music and the Brain
Sacks, Oliver
2007
Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he examines the power of music through the individaul experiences of patients, musi...
Recovered Memories Cross the Oceans
Psychic Vibrations
Scheaffer, Robert
1995
The American practice of "recovering memories" of all manner of unspeakable abuse has leaped the Atlantic, and the Pacific as well.

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Elizabeth F. Loftus
Loftus, Elizabeth
Website
Web site of Elizabeth Loftus, memory researcher and psychologist.