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What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?$
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Bennett L. Schwartz, Mark L. Howe, Michael P. Toglia, and Henry Otgaar

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199928057

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.001.0001

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Evolution, Memory, and the Role of Self-Referent Recall in Planning for the Future

Evolution, Memory, and the Role of Self-Referent Recall in Planning for the Future

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(p.11) 2 Evolution, Memory, and the Role of Self-Referent Recall in Planning for the Future
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What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?
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Stanley B. Klein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0002

The goal in this chapter is to make a case for evolution as one of the core concepts in the scientific study of memory (e.g., Klein, Cosmides, Tooby, & Chance, 2002; Sherry & Schacter, 1987). At its most general level, the task seems straightforward: Few scientists seriously question the relevance of evolutionary principles to understanding the function of biological systems. Such general considerations do not, however, warrant the conclusion that evolutionary principles are essential to understanding memory per se.

Keywords:   Human memory, modular cognition, future planning, adaptation and natural selection, survival processing

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