Mechanisms of Memory

Other | November 1, 2003

bySweatt, J. David, J. David Sweatt

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This book stands as the first unified overview of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying higher-order learning and memory. It integrates modern discoveries concerning learning and memory disorders such as mental retardation syndromes and Alzheimer's Disease, while also emphasizing the results gained from the cutting-edge research methodologies of genetic engineering, complex behavioral characterization, proteomics, and molecular biology. This book provides a foundation of experimental design that will be useful to all students pursuing an interest in laboratory research. This book is an enlightening and invaluable resource for anyone concerned with memory mechanisms.

* Presents a unified view of memory mechanisms from behavior to genes and drawing examples from many different brain regions, types of learning, and various animal model systems
* Includes numerous practical examples for the new investigator on how to implement research program in the area of learning and memory
* Provides a balanced treatment of the strengths and weaknesses in modern experimental design

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This book stands as the first unified overview of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying higher-order learning and memory. It integrates modern discoveries concerning learning and memory disorders such as mental retardation syndromes and Alzheimer's Disease, while also emphasizing the results gained from the cutting-edge rese...

David Sweatt obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of South Alabama before attending Vanderbilt University, where he was awarded a Ph.D. for studies of intracellular signaling mechanisms. He then did a post-doctoral Fellowship at the Columbia University Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, working on memory mechanisms in ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:350 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 2003Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction - the basics of psychological learning and memory theory
Rodent behavioral learning and memory models
The hippocampus serves a role in multimodal information processing, and memory consolidation
Long-term Potentiation as a physiological phenomenon
Complexities of Long-term Potentiation
The biochemistry of LTP induction
Biochemical mechanisms for short-term information storage at the cellular level
Biochemical mechanisms for long-term information storage at the cellular level
LTP does not equal memory
Inherited disorders of human memory-mental retardation syndromes
Aging-related memory disorders-Alzheimer's DiseaseThe chemistry of perpetual memory