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The anatomy of a memory : insights into how information is stored in the brain

Miniaci, Maria Concetta

How we learn and remember are questions that have been central to three intellectual disciplines:
philosophy, psychology and biology. Until the nineteenth century, the study of learning and
memory was restricted largely to the domain of philosophy. Later, this theoretical approach was
gradually replaced by more experimental studies, initially in psychology and then in biology. The
questions posed by these two disciplines concerning learning and memory storage began to
converge, and today psychologists and biologists have joined forces to open up the “black box” to
study how the brain and behavior allows us to learn and have memories.

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Academic Units
Italian Academy
Publisher
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Series
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
Published Here
March 30, 2011
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