What memory is for: Creating meaning in the service of action

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Abstract

I address the commentators' calls for clarification of theoretical terms, discussion of similarities to other proposals, and extension of the ideas. In doing so, I keep the focus on the purpose of memory: enabling the organism to make sense of its environment so that it can take action appropriate to constraints resulting from the physical, personal, social, and cultural situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-55
Number of pages15
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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