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Science of Memory : Concepts.

Author: Henry L Roediger; Yadin Dudai; Susan M Fitzpatrick; Oxford University Press
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Aims to help initiate a new science of memory. This volume analyses and discusses 16 concepts that are critical to understanding memory. It is organised around these core concepts, with each  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry L Roediger; Yadin Dudai; Susan M Fitzpatrick; Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195310443 0195310446
OCLC Number: 759627025
Description: 1 online resource (464 p.) illustrations
Contents: 1. Memory Concepts ; Section 1: Memory ; 2. It's all about representations ; 3. Why the engram is elusive ; 4. Delineating the core ; 5. Integrative comments: Distinctions and dilemmas ; Section 2: Learning ; 6. A pre-theoretical concept ; 7. The need for a hybrid theory ; 8. Challenges in the merging of levels ; 9. Integrative comments: Multiplicity of mechanisms ; Section 3: Coding and representation ; 10. Time, space, history and beyond ; 11. The importance of mesoscale dynamics ; 12. Searching for a home in the brain ; 13. Integrative comments: On appealing beliefs and paucity of data ; Section 4: Plasticity ; 14. New concepts, new challenges ; 15. A pragmatic compromise ; 16. On the level ; 17. Integrative comments: More than memory ; Section 5: Context ; 18. What's so special about it? ; 19. Mood, memory, and the concept of context ; 20. A reference for focal experience ; 21. Integrative comments: The concept in the human and animal memory domains ; Section 6: Encoding ; 22. Models linking neural mechanisms to behavior ; 23. A cognitive perspective ; 24. Integrative comments: The proof is still required ; Section 7: Working memory ; 25. Signals in the brain ; 26. Multiple models, multiple mechanisms ; 27. What it is, and what it is not ; 28. Integrative comments: The mind is richer than the models ; Section 8: Consolidation ; 29. Molecular restlessness ; 30. Challenging the traditional view ; 31. The demise of the fixed trace ; 32. Integrative comments: From hypothesis to paradigm to concept ; Section 9: Persistence ; 33. Necessary, but not sufficient ; 34. Discrepancies between behaviors and brains ; 35. Integrative comments: In search of molecular persistance ; Section 10: Retrieval ; 36. Molecular mechanisms ; 37. Properties and effects ; 38. On its essence and related concepts ; 39. Integrative comments: Varieties and puzzles ; Section 11: Remembering ; 40. Defining and measuring ; 41. A process and a state ; 42. Metacognitive monitoring and control processes ; 43. Integrative comments: A controversy and a challenge ; Section 12: Transfer ; 44. Its transfer into neurobiology ; 45. Analysis in rats and other species ; 46. Rediscovering a central concept ; 47. Specificity and generality ; 48. Integrative comments: The ubiquitous concept ; Section 13: Inhibition ; 49. Diversity of cortical function ; 50. Attentional regulation of cognition ; 51. Manifestations in long-term memory ; 52. Elusive or illusion? ; 53. Integrative comments: An essential and contentious concept ; Section 14: Forgetting ; 54. Once again, its all about representations ; 55. The fate of once learned, but 'forgotten', material ; 56. Its role in the science of memory ; 57. Integrative comments: It's not just the opposite of remembering ; Section 15: Memory systems ; 58. A biological concept ; 59. Multiple systems in the brain and their interactions ; 60. A cognitive construct for analysis and synthesis ; 61. Integrative comments: An incentive, not an endpoint ; Section 16: Phylogeny and evolution ; 62. It takes two to tango ; 63. On comparing species at multiple levels ; 64. Implications for understanding the nature of a memory system ; Epilogue ; 66. Remember the future
Responsibility: edited by Henry L. Roediger, Yadin Dudai, Susan M. Fitzpatrick

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