From Conditioning to Conscious Recollection: Memory Systems of the Brain

Paperback | November 3, 2004

byHoward Eichenbaum, Neal J. Cohen

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This cutting-edge book offers a theoretical account of the evolution of multiple memory systems of the brain. The authors conceptualize these memory systems from both behavioral and neurobiological perspectives, guided by three related principles. First, that our understanding of a wide rangeof memory phenomena can be advanced by breaking down memory into multiple forms with different operating characteristics. Second, that different forms of memory representation are supported by distinct brain pathways with circuitry and neural coding properties. Third, that the contributions ofdifferent brain systems can be compared and contrasted by distinguishing between dedicated (or specific) and elaborate (or general) memory systems. A primary goal of this work is to relate the neurobiological properties of dedicated and elaborate systems to their neuropsychological counterparts, andin so doing, account for the phenomenology of memory, from conditioning to conscious recollection.

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This cutting-edge book offers a theoretical account of the evolution of multiple memory systems of the brain. The authors conceptualize these memory systems from both behavioral and neurobiological perspectives, guided by three related principles. First, that our understanding of a wide rangeof memory phenomena can be advanced by break...

Howard Eichenbaum is at Boston University. Neal J. Cohen is at University of Illinois.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 1.18 inPublished:November 3, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195178041

ISBN - 13:9780195178043

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Acknowledgments1. How is Memory Organized in the Brain2. Multiple Memory Systems: A Historical PerspectivePart I. Fundamentals3. Cellular Plasticity Mechanisms4. The Cerebral Cortex and Memory5. Hippocampal Function in Humans: Insights from Amnesia and Functional Brain Imaging6. Animal Models for Amnesia: The Nonhuman Primate7. Animal Models of Amnesia: Nonprimates8. The Repression of Experience in Hippocampal Neuronal Activity9. The Hippocampal Memory System10. Memory ConsolidationPart III. Specialized Memory Systems of the Brain11. Dissociating Multiple Memory Systems in the Brain12. Emotional Memory and Memory Modulation13. Habits, Skills, and Procedural Memory14. Working Memory and the Prefrontal Cortex15. Multiple Memory Systems in the Brain: Where Do We Stand?ReferencesIndex

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". . .[A] comprehensive, data-rich treatment. . . . The strength, and the usefulness, of the book lies in the enormous amount of data that is presented. [. . .] This volume is a welcome summary of what has been accomplished to date and a compelling account of how the function of thehippocampus and related structures can be understood in terms of spatial and non-spatial relational memory."--Nature Neuroscience