Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Glenberg: What memory is for

The “mesh” approach to human memory: How much of cognitive psychology has to be thrown away?

Boris M. Velichkovsky a1
a1 Unit of Applied Cognitive Research, Dresden University of Technology, D-01062 Dresden, Germany http://physik-phy-tu-dresden/psycho/bmv-e.html


While sharing the author's interest in the development of an action-based framework for memory research, I think the present version is neither new nor particularly productive. More differentiation is needed to describe memory functioning in a variety of domains and on the many levels of activity regulation. Above all, Glenberg's proposals seem to contradict empirical data.