Memory and Brain

Memory and Brain

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Drawing on recent work in psychology and neuroscience, this well written text provides a coherent, contemporary account of how memory is organized in the brain. It begins with the synapse and proceeds to a review of the function and structure of neural systems and the organization of cognition. Throughout the book the author takes care to place current research in historical perspective and to identify major ideas and themes in memory research that have emerged in recent years so as to provide a solid foundation for future work. The book is amply illustrated and contains a useful glossary. Intended for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology and neuroscience, it will also be of value to teachers and researchers desiring a clear, authoritative account of our current understanding of how the brain accomplishes memory and learning.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 156.5 x 235 x 26.4mm | 547.41g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195042085
  • 9780195042085

Table of contents

Definitions: from synapses to behaviour; Memory as synaptic change; Memory and the developing nervous system; Modulation of memory; Localised and distributed memory storage; The Penfield studies; Searching for engrams: simple learning; Searching for engrams: complex learning; Memory determined by information processing; Short-term and long-term memory; Identifying a neural system with memory functions; Amnesia and the functional organization of memory; Prefrontal cortex; Memory and brain: a beginning.show more

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I feel that this book is a valuable source for teachers, students, and researchers in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience, because it gives a good account of the neurobiology of learning and memory and of the way in which such research underpins the clinical analysis of memory dysfunction in human beings. The Times Higher Education Supplement Squire has written an excellent introduction to memory neuropsychology because the text is not only lucid, but makes no assumptions that should not be readily apparent to someone with a basic grounding in biology and psychology...this book can be recommended to students and researchers alike. Trends in Neurosciencesshow more

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