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Functional memory versus reproductive memory

  • Norman H. Anderson (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 March 1997

A functional theory of memory has already been developed as part of a general functional theory of cognition. The traditional conception of memory as “reproductive” touches on only a minor function. The primary function of memory is in constructing values for goal-directedness of everyday thought and action. This functional approach to memory rests on a solid empirical foundation.

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