screen memory


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screen memory

[′skrēn ¦mem·rē]
(computer science)
The portion of a microcomputer storage that is reserved for setting up screen formats.
(psychology)
A consciously tolerable but usually unimportant memory recalled in place of an associated important one, which would be painful and disturbing.
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Diane thereby represents the problem of mediated subjectivity in her screen memory. She at once introjects narratives of Hollywood-its star system, its scripts, its conventions of image and character--and projects generically inflected narratives upon the object of her desire, Camilla Rhodes (Laura Elena Harring).
Two main effects emerge from the screen memory of the opening scene.
The screen memory about Pierre, who knows what the real child did not know and could only fantasize (as in his "lie" to Noel), may have as one motive for its formation the retrospective longing, by the Author, that he had been in fuller charge of his own early life story--that he had had fuller knowledge of his origins when he was a child.
However, for the marker display, the frequency and amplitude results are drawn from the result memory instead of screen memory. The exact frequency value is stored along with the amplitude information.
This screen memory dwarfs in its falsity and euphemism the "evasions" of Fussell's laity," and it suggests that people have recourse to euphemism for reasons other than ignorance and malice; in some cases, euphemizers may themselves know a little bit about Fussell's war.