Different cognitive representations of memes

Paul Marsden (PaulMarsden@email.msn.com)
Fri, 7 Aug 1998 11:29:57 +0100

From: "Paul Marsden" <PaulMarsden@email.msn.com>
To: <memetics@mmu.ac.uk>
Subject: Different cognitive representations of memes
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 11:29:57 +0100

>Can anybody point to other publications discussing the cognitive aspects of
>memetics from psychological or similar points of view? This seems to be a
>neglected aspect of memetics?

If you like Sperber you might be interested in these other articles he's
published, and for similar quality work Rindos is an excellent bet. Plotkin
is the major "memetic" psychologist, and his pop science Darwin Machines is
fun read.

Of course there is also the much underrated (IMHO) work of Cloak and Durham.

At Meme Lab we are currently discussing the implications of an intriguing
article by Paul Allison in Social Forces (Dec 1992, 71 (2) 279-301) called
"the Cultural Evolution of Beneficent Norms", an account of "memetic"
altruism.

For other references check my updated reading list of academic journals in
my post of 31 August.

Sperber, D () Anthropology and Psychology: Towards an Epidemiology of
Representations

Sperber, D. (1996) "How Do We Communicate?" in Brockman, J., Matson, K.
(Eds.) 1996 How Things Are London Phoenix

Rindos, D (1986) The Evolution of the Capacity for Culture: Sociobiology,
Structuralism, and Sociocultural Selectionism in Current Anthropology Vol..
27, No. 4 (Aug-Oct) 315-332

Rindos, D (1985) Darwinian Selection, Symbolic Variation and the Evolution
of Culture Current Anthropology Vol. 26. No.1 p65-88

Hirshleifer, D() The Blind Leading the Blind, Social Influence, fads and
informational cascades NO REF

Plotkin, H. (1994) Darwin Machines and the Nature of Knowledge London;
Penguin

Paul

Graduate Research Centre in the Social Sciences
University of Sussex
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>From: Agner@login.dknet.dk (Agner Fog)
>Date: Thu, 06 Aug 1998 12:27:08 +0100
>Subject: Different cognitive representations of memes
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>Dan Sperber: The epidemiology of beliefs. in: Colin Fraser and George
Gaskell
>(eds.): The social psychology study of widespread beliefs. Oxford:
Clarendon
>press 1990.
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>From: BMSDGATH <BMSDGATH@livjm.ac.uk>
>Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 15:02:11 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Re: Different cognitive representations of memes
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>> Can anybody point to other publications discussing the cognitive aspects
of
>> memetics from psychological or similar points of view? This seems to be a
>> neglected aspect of memetics?
>
>I've just come across a review:
>
>Laland KN (1993) The mathematical modelling of human culture and its
>implications for psychology and the human sciences.
>British Journal of Psychology 84, 145-170.
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>From: Bruce Edmonds <b.edmonds@mmu.ac.uk>
>Date: Thu, 06 Aug 1998 17:09:58 +0100
>Subject: Volunteer needed to maintain memetics bibliography!
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>The journal has a bibliography on memetics and connected works at:
> http://www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/jom-emit/biblio/
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>This was compiled by Liane Gabora, but needs constant updating.
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>Is there anyone out there who would like to do this job?
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>It would involve
>* finding some bibliographic software;
>* thinking up a list of relevant keywords;
>* typing the existing bibliography in;
>* adding references from papers in the journal and others as they
> are suggested;
>* and peridically sending it to me in one of the textual
> bibliographic transfer formats output from the software.
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>I could then hack the programme that automatically compiles my
>bibliography of complexity (http://www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/~bruce/combib/) so
>as to produce a similar style browsable web bibliography for the
>journal.
>
>In return - your name at the top of it!
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>If you are interested, please e-mail me directly. If you want to make
>other suggestions and discuss it, post on the list.
>
>Regards.
>
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