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

Author: Daniel L Schacter; Harward Center for the Study of Mind, Brain, and Behaviour; et al
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : Paperback ed., 3. printingView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays, written by scholars in a range of disciplines, explores a range of biological phenomena and social ideas relevant to understanding memory distortion. Topics covered include  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congress
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel L Schacter; Harward Center for the Study of Mind, Brain, and Behaviour; et al
ISBN: 0674566769 9780674566767 0674566750 9780674566750
OCLC Number: 477447653
Notes: Hardback first publ., 1995
Papers origianal presented at the first conference sponsored by Harward Center for the Study of Mind, Brain, and Behaviour in Cambridge Mass., May 6-8, 1994
Description: 417 s. : illustrations
Contents: Part 1 Cognitive perspectives: the reality of illusory memories, Elizabeth F. Loftus et al; constructive memory and memory distortions - a paralell-distributed processing approach, James L. McClelland; false beliefs - some developmental and clinical considerations, Stephen J. Ceci. Part 2 Psychiatric and psychopathological perspectives: hypnosis and suggestion, David Spiegel; post traumatic stress disorder - psychobiological mechanisms of traumatic remembrance, John H. Krystal et al; mood-congruent memory biases in anxiety and depression, Susan Mineka and Kathleen Nugent. Part 3 Neuropsychological perspectives: biological foundations of accuracy and inaccuracy in memory, Larry R. Squire; confabulation, Morris Moscovitch. Part 4 Neurobiological perspectives: emotional activation, neuromodulatory systems, and memory, James L. McGaugh; speculations on the fidelity of memories stored in synaptic connections, Rodney A. Swain et al; steps toward a molecular definition of memory consolidation, Ted Abel et al. Part 5 Sociocultural perspectives: 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. Part 6 Concluding reflections: 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: ed.: Daniel L. Schacter ; contributing ed.: Joseph T. Coyle ... [et al.]

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