Category Archives: memory

A tiny epiphany

A few weeks ago I was at choir practice. Our leader was getting us to go back to a song that we hadn’t sung for a while. To encourage us she said (something like), “Don’t worry you’ll remember it. Think … Continue reading

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Changes (2)

I recently reached a momentous decision – it was time to sort out the books in the loft. Some had been untouched in a decade, others were just lost amongst the disorganisation. I got the all down and reorganised them…. … Continue reading

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episodic memory – highlights from a thesis

About a month ago I had an interesting discussion with Prof. Postma at Utrecht University. During the course of the discussion he recommended a PhD thesis by Olga Meulenbroek on “Neural Correlates of Episodic Memory in healthy aging and Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Imagining pathways to impact

The previous entry was based on some speculative ideas; this one leaps into a speculative/imaginative domain in order to work through some ideas that have been niggling me. I have various bug-bears… I find the rhetorical insistence on the centrality … Continue reading

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Well rehearsed

Maybe…. It has been observed that Alzheimer’s Disease affects the areas of the brain known as Wernicke’s area (which is correlated to speech comprehension) and Broca’s area (which is correlated to speech production) and that these affect peoples ability to … Continue reading

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Edge of an idea

One of the editors’ goals for their book ‘Conversation and Cognition’ (te Molder & Potter, 2005) was to draw out the differences of position within the field of discursive psychology, particularly with regards to the question of whether we can … Continue reading

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Bricks

Just before Christmas, I visited Matt’s Gallery, in London, for work. It was next door to the Ragged School Museum. I arrived early so I meandered around, taking in the environs, which is when I noticed that the museum building … Continue reading

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