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At a banquet, Mnemosyne, Mother of the Muses, helps a man to remember. Mosaic from the House of Mnemosyne, Antioch, 2nd - 3rd century CE (Imperial Roman Period). Now in the Antakya Museum, Turkey. From the Theoi Greek Mythology website.
This web site is based on lectures prepared for Psychology 122, "Human Learning and Memory", an undergraduate survey course taught at the University of California, Berkeley, in Fall 1999.
The material has been updated
occasionally and sporadically since then.
Therefore, this website is not to be construed
as an absolutely up-to-date survey of human
learning and memory. But with its
historical approach, and emphasis on classic
studies and enduring principles, even in the
absence of systematic updating it should
constitute a useful guide to the scientific
literature on memory.
Chiefly, this website lacks
up-to-date information about the cognitive
neuroscience of memory -- an area where there
have been great advances since 1999.
By the turn of the 21st century,
the basic principles of the psychology
of memory -- as opposed to how those principles
were implemented n neural systems -- were well
known. This website is best viewed as a
summary of that knowledge.
This page last revised 04/07/2015.