Memories for Life: A Review of the Science and Technology

O'Hara, Kieron, Morris, Richard, Shadbolt, Nigel, Hitch, Graham J., Hall, Wendy and Beagrie, Neil (2006) Memories for Life: A Review of the Science and Technology. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 3, (8), 351-365.

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This paper discusses scientific, social and technological aspects of memory. Recent developments in our understanding of memory processes and mechanisms, and their digital implementation, have placed the encoding, storage, management and retrieval of information at the forefront of several fields of research. At the same time, the divisions between the biological, physical and the digital worlds seem to be dissolving. Hence opportunities for interdisciplinary research into memory are being created, between the life sciences, social sciences and physical sciences. Such research may benefit from immediate application into information management technology as a testbed. The paper describes one initiative, Memories for Life, as a potential common problem space for the various interested disciplines.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1742-5689
Keywords: Memory, information storage, information management, interdisciplinarity
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 262498
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
June 2006Published
Date Deposited: 04 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:05
NETWORK: Memories For Life Network
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/C512456/1)
1 November 2004 to 30 April 2007
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