Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity by James L. McgaughBrain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity by James L. Mcgaugh

Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

EditorJames L. Mcgaugh, Norman M. Weinberger, Gary Lynch

Hardcover | February 1, 1995

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We are approaching the end of the first century of attempts to discover how the brain enables us to acquire, retain, and use information based on experience. The past several decades especially have witnessed an ever accelerating pace of research. This increase is due in large part to thedevelopment of new techniques for the analysis of brain and behavior. But, to a greater extent, these advances have been fueled by some seminal findings and the accumulation of knowledge based on systematic inquiry in many laboratories around the world. This important volume, authored byinternationally renowned leaders in the field, is a progress report on this burgeoning work. What processes underlie the formation of new memories? What determines their strength? Where are the changes underlying memory located? In judging recent progress, this book looks at what we have learnedabout each of these questions. Furthermore, the contributors look at how these questions are rephrased and refined by new findings, hypotheses, and theories. Topics include: emotion and memory, aging and memory, plasticity of the cerebral cortex, and synaptic connectivity and memory. This bookwill be welcomed by neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, and cognitive scientists.
James L. McGaugh, Norman M. Weinberger, and Gary Lynch are all at the University of California, Irvine.
Title:Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of NeuroplasticityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.49 × 6.34 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

PART 1: Emotion and Memory1. Michael Davis, Serge Campeau, Munsoo Kim, and William A. Falls: Neural Systems of Emotion: The Amygdala's Role in Fear and Anxiety2. Paul E. Gold: Modulation of Emotional and Non-Emotional Memories: Same Pharmacological Systems, Different Neuroanatomical Systems3. Roger K. Pitman and Scott P. Orr: Psychophysiology of Emotional Memory Networks in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder4. Daniel Reisberg and Friderike Heuer: Emotion's Multiple Effects on Memory5. Norman M. White: Emotional Memory: Conceptual and Methodological IssuesPART 2: Aging and Memory6. Michela Gallagher, Alan H. Nagahara, and Rebecca D. Burwell: Cognition and Hippocampal Systems in Aging: Animal Models7. Vahram Haroutunian, W. Wallace, A.C. Santucci, and K.L. Davis: Animal Models of Multiple Neurotransmitter Interactions in Alzheimer's Disease8. Retention of Function in the Aged Brain: The Pivotal Role of Beta-amylid Carl W. Cotman and Aileen J. Anderson9. Fred H. Gage: Models of Age-Related Memory Decline10. Caleb E. Finch: Non-Genetic Factors in the Individuality of Brain Aging: Cell Numbers, Developmental Environment, and DiseasePART 3: Cortical Plasticity11. Charles Gilbert and Corinna Darian-Smith: The Dynamic Nature of Adult Visual Cortex12. Jon H. Kaas: The Plasticity of Sensory Representations in Adult Primates13. Keisuke Toyama, Y. Komatsu, and M. Tanifuji: In Vitro Studies of Visual Cortical Plasticity14. Mike Calford: Mechanisms of Learning, Memory, and Plasticity in Adult Sensory Cortex15. Joaquin M. Fuster: Gradients of Cortical Plasticity16. Carol A. Barnes, C.A. Erickson, S. Davis, and B.L. McNaughton: Hippocampal Synaptic Enhancement as a Basis for Learning and Memory: A Selected Review of Current Evidence from Behaving Animals17. Serge Laroche, Valerie Doyere, Catherine Redini-Del Negro, and Francois Burette: Neural Mechanisms of Associative Memory: Role of Long-Term Potentiation18. Ursula V. Staubli: Parallel Properties of LTP and Memory19. Yadin Dudai: On the Relevance of LTP to Learning and Memory20. C.R. Gallistel: Is LTP a Plausible Basis for Memory?

Editorial Reviews

"Much of the material can be found scattered elsewhere, but there are at least two advantages of having it collected in this volume: the juxtapositioning of straight neuroscience and biomedical research, and the way the authors have structured an interplay of research reports withcommentaries."--The Quarterly Review of Biology