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Memory distortion : how minds, brains, and societies reconstruct the past

Author: Daniel L Schacter; Joseph T Coyle; Harvard Center for the Study of Mind, Brain, and Behavior.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hypnosis, confabulation, source amnesia, flashbulb memories, repression - these and numerous additional topics are explored in this timely collection of essays by eminent scholars in a range of disciplines. This is the first book on memory distortion to unite contributions from cognitive psychology, psychopathology, psychiatry, neurobiology, sociology, history, and religious studies. It brings the most relevant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Memory distortion.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)605023479
Online version:
Memory distortion.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)607794276
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel L Schacter; Joseph T Coyle; Harvard Center for the Study of Mind, Brain, and Behavior.
ISBN: 0674566750 9780674566750
OCLC Number: 32737932
Notes: Papers originally presented at the first conference sponsored by the Harvard Center for the Study of Mind, Brain, and Behavior in Cambridge, Mass., May 6-8, 1994.
Description: xi, 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Reality of illusory memories / Elizabeth F. Loftus, Julie Feldman, and Richard Dashiell --
Constructive memory and memory distortions: a parallel-distributed processing approach / James L. McClelland --
False beliefs: some developmental and clinical considerations / Stephen J. Ceci --
Hypnosis and suggestions / David Spiegel --
Post traumatic stress disorder: psychobiological mechanisms of traumatic remembrance / John H. Krystal, Stephen M. Southwick, and Dennis S. Charney --
Mood-congruent memory biases in anxiety and depression / Susan Mineka and Kathleen Nugent --Biological foundations of accuracy and inaccuracy in memory / Larry R. Squire --
Confabulation / Morris Moscovitch --
Emotional activation, neuromodulatory systems, and memory / James L. McGaugh --
Speculations on the fidelity of memories stored in synaptic connections / Rodney A. Swain [and others] --
Steps toward a molecular definition of memory consolidation / Ted Abel [and others] --
Some patterns and meanings of memory distortion in American history / Michael Kammen --
Dynamics of distortion in collective memory / Michael Schudson --
Ancient Egyptian antijudaism: a case of distorted memory / Jan Assmann --
Notes on the cerebral topography of memory and memory distortion: a neurologist's perspective / Marek-Marsel Mesulam --
Memory distortion and anamnesis: a view from the human sciences / Lawrence E. Sullivan.
Responsibility: editor, Daniel L. Schacter ; contributing editors, Joseph T. Coyle [and others].

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