The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory : An Introduction

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This new textbook is suitable for all upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students studying memory, learning or behavioural and cognitive neurosciences. Howard Eichenbaum is an eminent psychologist, and this new book provides insights into how memory works, and how it is essential for everything that we think, say, do and feel. Divided into four main themes, the book looks at connection, cognition, compartmentalisation and consolidation. Assuming little background knowledge of biology and psychology, this book encapsulates the major concepts in the field, and makes this area of research accessible to students who pursue a variety of related disciplines.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 89 line illustrations, 2 halftones
  • 019514175X
  • 9780195141757
  • 2,021,745

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" ... a wonderful textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. This long-overdue, accessible summary of the main findings of a fast-evolving field is likely to influence students of memory for years to come ... The book is an impressive combination of scholarship and accessibility. The author's elegant pen and mastery of the subject does justice to complex ideas ... yet does not sacrifice clarity." Nature Neuroscience, Vol 5, No 12show more

Table of contents

1. Four Themes in Research on the Neurobiology of Memory; Part 1: Connection: The Cellular and Molecular Bases of Memory; 2. Neurons and Simple Memory Circuits; 3. Cellular Mechanisms of Memory: Complex Circuits; Part 2: Cognition: Is There a "Cognitive" Basis for Memory?; 4. Amnesia - Learning about Memory from Memory Loss; 5. Exploring Declarative Memory Using Animal Models; 6. Windows into the Workings of Memory; Part 3: Compartmentalization: Cortical Modules and Multiple Memory Systems; 7. The Cerebral Cortex and Memory; 8. Multiple Memory Systems in the Brain; 9. A Brain System for Declarative Memory; 10. A Brain System for Procedural Memory; 11. A Brain System for Emotional Memory; Part 4: Consolidation: The Fixation and Reorganization of Memories; 12. Two Distinct Stages of Memory Consolidation; 13. Working with Memoryshow more

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