Mechanisms of Memory by J. David SweattMechanisms of Memory by J. David Sweatt

Mechanisms of Memory

byJ. David Sweatt, J. David Sweatt, J. David Sweatt

Other | September 28, 2009

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This fully revised second edition provides the only unified synthesis of available information concerning the mechanisms of higher-order memory formation. It spans the range from learning theory, to human and animal behavioral learning models, to cellular physiology and biochemistry. It is unique in its incorporation of chapters on memory disorders, tying in these clinically important syndromes with the basic science of synaptic plasticity and memory mechanisms. It also covers cutting-edge approaches such as the use of genetically engineered animals in studies of memory and memory diseases. Written in an engaging and easily readable style and extensively illustrated with many new, full-color figures to help explain key concepts, this book demystifies the complexities of memory and deepens the reader’s understanding.

  • More than 25% new content, particularly expanding the scope to include new findings in translational research.
  • Unique in its depth of coverage of molecular and cellular mechanisms
  • Extensive cross-referencing to Comprehensive Learning and Memory
  • Discusses clinically relevant memory disorders in the context of modern molecular research and includes numerous practical examples
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 ...
Title:Mechanisms of MemoryFormat:OtherDimensions:362 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 28, 2009Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080959199

ISBN - 13:9780080959191


Table of Contents

1. Introduction - the basics of psychological learning and memory theory.

2. Studies of human learning and memory

3. Non-associative learning and memory

4. Rodent behavioral learning and memory models

5. Associative learning and unlearning

6. Hippocampal Function in Cognition

7. Long-term Potentiation: A Candidate Cellular Mechanism for Information Storage in the CNS.

8. The NMDA Receptor.

9. Biochemical mechanisms for information storage at the cellular level.

10. Molecular genetic mechanisms for long-term information storage at the cellular level.

11. Inherited disorders of human memory - mental retardation syndromes.

12. Aging-related memory disorders - Alzheimer's Disease.

APPENDIX. The Basics of Experimental Design