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ΜΝΗΜΟΣΥΝΗ : el mezzo del engram

Amy S. Morris

Title:
ΜΝΗΜΟΣΥΝΗ : el mezzo del engram
Author(s):
Morris, Amy S.
Date:
Type:
Working papers
Department:
Italian Academy
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Series:
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
Publisher:
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
My project is in the mode of the “humanities,” not the neurosciences; I cannot evade the genre of a first-person account. While my own “attention” is explicitly one subject of this project, another is the concept of attentiveness, a topic—and an issue—of major cultural importance. This project is not about me. (I’ve written that already.) It’s about a perspective on neurological issues that science doesn’t have (and, arguably, wants to avoid), and that certain disciplines of humanities insist on [pre]understanding from afar. In a sense, I am imitating Dante’s rhetorical presentation of his own interior self as a whichever brain, while standing in Augustine’s caves of memory, hearing Virgil’s discourse about Aeneas looking at the images of history on the walls in Carthage. I’m not claiming to be another Dante, but my narrative will witness, while my logic will argue.
Subject(s):
Cognitive psychology
Neurosciences
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Suggested Citation:
Amy S. Morris, 2002, ΜΝΗΜΟΣΥΝΗ : el mezzo del engram, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10123.

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