Cognitive Models of Memory by Martin A. Conway

Cognitive Models of Memory

EditorMartin A. Conway

Paperback | November 5, 1997

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Because memory enters into virtually all cognition, it is impossible to design cognitive models that view memory as a self-contained cognitive faculty. Instead, memory researchers focus on specific aspects of memory. Taking this regional approach to memory, the chapters of this volume evaluate models of the short-term retention of knowledge, conceptual knowledge, autobiographical knowledge, transitory mental representations, the neurobiological basis of memory, and age-related changes in human memory. At the center of each chapter is a concern with the problem of representation--how the mind represents reality and, in the case of memory, how experience is represented, retained, and reconstructed. The authors evaluate the models against empirical findings and against current knowledge about brain function and architecture. They also address the relationship between formal and nonformal models of human memory.

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Title:Cognitive Models of MemoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:383 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:November 5, 1997Publisher:The MIT Press

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ISBN - 10:0262531488

ISBN - 13:9780262531481

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Memory, in one form or another, enters into virtually all cognition. Because of this it is not possible to generate research projects or design cognitive models that deal with memory as a self-contained cognitive faculty. Instead, and in order to explore tractable research questions, memory researchers have typically focused their research efforts on specific aspects of memory.