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Perception and Imaging, 4th Edition by Richard D. Zakia

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Memory and Association

The more facts a fact is associated with in the mind, the better possession of it our memory retains.

William James

Centre Georges Pompidou (Pompidou Center), “Paris on a Rainy Day” by Richard Zakia.

When photography first came into existence with the daguerreotype in 1839, it was referred to as “a mirror with a memory.” A person could hold a photograph and recall past events. Photo albums, school yearbooks, and the like serve as visual diaries of past experiences, memories of times past.

Memory is an integral part of perception. It is much easier to see what we know, what is stored in memory, than to see what we do ...

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