The correspondence metaphor of memory: Right, wrong, or useful?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (2):211-228 (1996)
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Our response to the commentators covers four general issues: How useful is our proposed conceptualization of the real-life/laboratory controversy in terms of the contrast between the correspondence and storehouse metaphors? What is the relationship between these two metaphors? What are the unique implications of the correspondence metaphor for memory assessment and theory? What are the nature and role of memory metaphors in memory research? We stress that the correspondence metaphor can be usefully exploited independent of the real-life/laboratory controversy, but that a variety of other metaphors, including the storehouse, should also be utilized in order to more fully capture the myriad facets and functions of memory in everyday life.



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