10 thoughts on “Introducing Learning & Memory

  1. says:

    What a nasty little book this is It pretends to explain the process of learning and memory as understood from the past through the present, but it is really a cynical pitch for readers to buybooks in the INTRODUCING series Most of the pages are spent on memory, well peppered with pages from other books from the INTRODUCING series so that you will hopefully be impressed and want to buy them These sometimes stop the narration dead Take pages 61 3, an explanation of Richard Fludd s rath What a nasty little book this is It pretends to explain the process of learning and memory as understood from the past through the present, but it is really a cynical pitch for readers to buybooks in the INTRODUCING series Most of the pages are spent on memory, well peppered with pages from other books from the INTRODUCING series so that you will hopefully be impressed and want to buy them These sometimes stop the narration dead Take pages 61 3, an explanation of Richard Fludd s rather obscure memory theory Fludd used Elizabethan playhouses as a metaphor for how memory works What he meant is not at all clear The first two pages explain this and make one guess as to what Fludd meant No other guesses are included because page 63 reprints a page from INTRODUCING SHAKESPEARE that does not address Fluud or his ideas It changes the subject This is too typical of how the reprints are used in this shameful book Learning is nearly ignored There is little mention on different ...


  2. says:

    It s definitely a 3.5.The books displays pretty good what it s trying to say, but because of the format of referencing other books, it loses the thought flow in some parts.


  3. says:

    Not the best entry in the series it spends a lot of time on historical ideas about learning and memory and not so much on modern ones The former is interesting, of course, but maybe the title could reflect that.


  4. says:

    This doesn t really introduce anything Compared to other books in the series, there s no flow to speak of, just a series of small disconnected sections Each one briefly mentions a thinker, fails to expand on jargon, then moves on toof th...


  5. says:

    I strange little book written in a cartoon format quite appropriate for one with a large theam in visualisation I think the idea was to entice you in to a multitude of different areas and encourage you to readintroduction books We will see where I go.


  6. says:

    Very skeletal and slightly pretentious


  7. says:

    Some people have a gift for writing introduction books, some authors obviously do not.


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