Episodic Memory: New Directions in Research

Paperback | February 1, 2002

EditorAlan Baddeley, John Aggleton, Martin Conway

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The term 'episodic memory' refers to our memory for unique, personal experiences, that we can date at some point in our past - our first day at school, the day we got married. It has again become a topic of great importance and interest to psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. Howare such memories stored in the brain, why do certain memories disappear (especially those from early in childhood), what causes false memories (memories of events we erroneously believe have really taken place)? Since Endel Tulving's classic book 'Episodic memory' (OUP, 1983) very few books havebeen published on this topic. In recent years however, many of the assumptions made about episodic memory have had to be reconsidered as a result of new techniques, which have allowed us a far deeper understanding of episodic memory. In 'Episodic memory: new directions in research' three of the worlds leading researchers in the topic of memory have brought together a stellar team of contributors from the fields of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and neuroscience, to present an account of what we now know about about thisfundamentally important topic. The list of contributors includes, amongst others, Daniel Schacter, Richard Morris, Fareneh Vargha-Khadem, and Endel Tulving. The work presented within this book will have a profound effect on the direction that future research in this topic will take.

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The term 'episodic memory' refers to our memory for unique, personal experiences, that we can date at some point in our past - our first day at school, the day we got married. It has again become a topic of great importance and interest to psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. Howare such memories stored in the brain, why d...

Professor Alan Baddeley FRS CBE has published prolifically over the past 30 years. He is unquestionably one of the most well known names in memory research throughout the world Professor John Aggleton is the editor of the classic book, The Amygdala (2nd edition published by OUP in 2000). Professor Martin Conway is a leading cognitive ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.69 inPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Alan Baddeley: The concept of episodic memory2. John M.Gardiner: Episodic memory and autonoetic consciousness: a first-person approach3. Andrew P.Yonelinas: Components of episodic memory: the contribution of recollection and familiarity4. Martin A.Conway: Sensory-perceptual episodic memory and its context: autobiographical memory5. Daniel L.Schacter and Chad S.Dodson: Misattribution, false recognition, and the sins of memory6. Andrew R.Mayes and Neil Roberts: Theories of episodic memory7. Michael D.Kopelman and Narinder Kapur: The loss of episodic memories in retrograde amnesia: single-case and group studies8. John R.Hodges and Kim S.Graham: Episodic memory: insights from semantic dementia9. Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, David G.Gadian, Mortimer Mishkin: Dissociations in cognitive memory: the syndrome of developmental amnesia10. Eleanor A.Maguire: Neuroimaging studies of autobiographical event memory11. Richard G.M. Morris: Episodic-like memory in animals: psychological criteria, neural mechanisms and the value of episodic-like tasks to investigate animal models of neurodegenerative disease12. John P.Aggleton and John M.Pearce: Neural systems underlying episodic memory: insights from animal research13. N.S.Clayton, D.P.Griffiths, N.J.Emery, A.Dickenson: Elements of episodic-like memory in animals14. Neil Burgess, Suzanna Becker, John A.King, John O'Keefe: Memory for events and their spatial context: models and experiments15. Endel Tulving: Episodic memory and common sense: how far apart?