International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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(1991) Dialogue and technology, Dordrecht, Springer.

Working memory

Julian Hilton

pp. 181-189

This chapter discusses the difference between human memory and computer memory, and the effects of this difference. There is a tendency to confuse memory capacity — dramatically expanded in computer technology — with understanding and competence. The latter qualities of the human working memory are connected with forgetfulness and fantasy — two qualities that are often seen as disturbing and potential causes of unreliability. But should they not be seen instead as positive properties of the human active memory?

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DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-1731-5_21

Full citation:

Hilton, J. (1991)., Working memory, in B. Göranzon & M. Florin (eds.), Dialogue and technology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 181-189.

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