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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Memory studies

BEFORE

1885 Hermann Ebbinghaus publishes his pioneering book Memory: A Contribution to Experimental Psychology.

1890 William James makes the distinction between primary (short-term) and secondary (long-term) memory in The Principles of Psychology.

1950 Mathematician Alan Turing’s test suggests that a computer can be considered a thinking machine.

AFTER

1972 Endel Tulving makes the distinction between semantic and episodic memory.

2001 Daniel Schacter proposes a list of the different ways we misremember in The Seven Sins of Memory.

George Armitage Miller once famously complained: “My problem is that I have been persecuted ...

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