Forgotten Ideas, Neglected Pioneers: Richard Semon and the Story of Memory

Forgotten Ideas, Neglected Pioneers: Richard Semon and the Story of Memory

Daniel L. Schacter


Richard Semon was once a German evolutionary biologist who wrote, in the course of the first decade of the 20th century, attention-grabbing analyses of the workings of human reminiscence that have been prior to their time. even if those were nearly unknown to trendy researchers, Semon's paintings has been rediscovered in past times twenty years and has began to have a power at the box. This publication not just examines Semon's contribution to reminiscence learn, but in addition tells the tale of a rare lifestyles set opposed to the historical past of a turbulent interval in eu heritage and significant advancements in technology and evolutionary concept. The ensuing booklet is a fascinating mix of biographical, historic and mental fabric.

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