Memory for Action

Memory for Action : A Distinct Form of Episodic Memory?

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In eight chapters by leading researchers, Memory for Action presents our actual knowledge on memory for actions and the opposing explanaions for these phenomena. It gives an overview of the results from laboratory research on action memory and on memory for activities in social contexts, and presents recent results on memory for intended actions. Additionally, these results are put in relation to the information and to the brain modules which are necessary for successful control of actions.show more

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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • tables
  • 0195115538
  • 9780195115536

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"Memory for Action brings together the major researchers, findings, and ideas from an increasingly important area of memory research. A well-organized and highly informative volume that should interest all students of memory."-- Daniel L. Schacter, Professor and Chair of Psychology, Harvard University"Zimmer and Cohen's lively volume provides an overview of current knowledge in the area, followed by chapters in which prominent researchers advocate their own views and comment on the views of others. The book does an excellent job of conveying the interest and excitement of research on this important topic."--Fergus Craik, Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto"[This volume] excellently fulfils the intention of Peter Abelard, who established the fundamentals of the scholastic method. Moreover, it thereby follows the initial intention of the Counterpoints series to provide an opportunity for controversial scientific debates on topics of current concern regarding cognition, memory, and language." -The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2004"This is an intriguing collection of papers arguing for and against a specialized memory system for remembering one's own actions. The debate calls on us to think hard about how memory systems are composed and decomposed into cognitive (and perhaps brain) modules. And the topic is personal and scientific-it forces us to focus on remembering as a reading of our own autobiography."--Howard Eichenbaum, University Professor, Boston Universityshow more