From: Bill Spight (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 17 Apr 2005 - 15:07:17 GMT
>> As Bill says, stories can be enhanced for increased memetic fitness
>> (i.e. better able to gain and/or retain human attention) either
>> consciously or unconsciously - and this implies that the mind is
>> something separate from the memes that it manipulates and responds
>> to. We have an interesting experience, but when we represent it in
>> anecdote form (language, as you say, If) we also reshape it into
>> the best form to grab others' attention.
> There is a visual example of this in a book called Rumor, a page full
> of drawings copied one from the other. It started as a drawing of an
> own and mutated into a cat which was stable for the rest of the
That sounds like one of Bartlett's experiments in "Remembering". Is that
the source for that series?
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