Cultural and Cognitive Memory

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The stories that we tell about ourselves are crucial for the ways in which we remember experiences and construct our private and social identities. Memory’s temporal dynamics goes hand in hand with these stories, as the literary imagination comes to inform personal templates of the self and as processes of social cognition shape cultural memory.

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Published Sep. 28, 2020 4:04 PM

Karin Kukkonen, Ylva Østby and Bergljot Gjelvik explore the relations between memory, literature and mindfulness. This interdisciplinary research project investigates the phenomenology of personal episodic memory and how this relate to literary fiction and mindfulness meditation.