Elements of Episodic Memory by Endel Tulving

Elements of Episodic Memory

byEndel Tulving

Paperback | October 5, 1985

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Elements of Episodic Memory was a seminal text in the memory literature, highly cited and influential. It has been unavailable for some years, but is now back in print as in its original form, with this reissue.The book examines the critical role that retrieval processes play in remembering. It proposes that the nature of recollective experience is determined by the interaction between the 'episodic' trace information and the 'semantic' retrieval information. This basic theme is elaborated by tracing thedevelopment of the ideas considering relevant empirical evidence, relating a proposed theoretical framework to the ideas held by other theorists, and dealing with criticisms advanced by others.These issues are discussed from two perspectives. Firstly, from the point of view of 'detached science': the emphasis here is on ideas, hypotheses, evidence, logic and theory. The second is a personal commentary on the development of ideas at the first viewpoint, and provides observations aboutthe psychology and sociology of a developing science.

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Endel Tulving is Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto.
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Title:Elements of Episodic MemoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:October 5, 1985Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198521251

ISBN - 13:9780198521259

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Table of Contents

1. Study of memoryPart I: Episodic/Semantic Distinction2. Inchoate distinction3. Argument for differences4. Debate about memory5. Empirical evidence6. Extensions and contrastsPart II: General Abstract Processing System7. Conceptual framework8. Elements of encoding9. Elements of retrievalPart III: Synergistic Ecphory10. From organization to encoding/retrieval interactions11. Encoding specificity12. Criticisms of encoding specificity13. Recognition failure14. Recognition and recall

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