A book worth remembering

25 Feb 2009 - 14:08

A fascinating new book, Marking The Mind, A History of Memory, by Kurt Danziger, honorary professor in the UCT department of psychology, has just been published by Cambridge Press. Danziger, who was once exiled from South African for anti-apartheid activities,explores how different kinds of memories became important at different times. He gives a historical context to such themes as narratives of the self and short-term memory.