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the history of mnemic psychology

Richard Lanyon rlanyon at plato.wadham.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 19 03:30:37 EST 1999

On Thu, 19 Aug 1999 02:25:54 GMT, *Hemidactylus* wrote:

> I also recall Karl Lashley as being
> attributed with the engram idea before.

IIRC, Lashley published a paper called "In search of the engram" or
some such. His take was basically that it was foolish to try and pin
down the engram to a specific site in the brain, based on lesion data
in the rat where no matter which bit of cortex he ablated, the animals
would eventually learn some tasks somehow.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong!

such a pretty house
and such a pretty garden

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