Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id GAA16589 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Wed, 12 Dec 2001 06:10:45 GMT Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 22:05:58 -0800 Message-Id: <200112120605.fBC65we22454@mail5.bigmailbox.com> Content-Type: text/plain Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary X-Mailer: MIME-tools 4.104 (Entity 4.116) X-Originating-Ip: [22.214.171.124] From: "Joe Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Memory, Knowledge, Imagination and Cognition Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) Memory and Knowledge both have their sources in perception, but knowledge is the wider class. Memory is restricted to the reproduction to some degree of a segment of past perception, complete with a spatiotemporal perspective; memory is thus diachronic and positional. On the other hand, knowledge of a datum would not entail that we be able to reproduce, in memory, our experience of learning it; thus knowledge is synchronic and apositional. Imagination and cognition, in this view, extrapolate possibilities from the actualities grasped in perception and those preserved in memory and knowledge, by deconstructing them into their constituent elements and recombining them in novel ways. In other words, perceptions, and their preserved entities in memory and knowledge are utilized, but the gestalt integrity of individual perceptions, memories and knowledge chunks may be fragmented so that some componenets are used while others are not. However, imagination is restricted t!
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