Memory and Brain

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byLarry R. Squire

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Written by a leading neuropsychologist, this book brings together the widely scattered psychological and neurobiological work on memory to create a definitive overview of current knowledge. Reflecting the many levels of analysis at which this work is taking place, the book proceeds from thesynapse to a review of the function and structure of neural systems and the organization of cognition. Throughout, the author places current research in historical perspective, and identifies major ideas and themes that have emerged in recent years in order to provide a solid foundation for futureinvestigations. The book is amply illustrated and contains a useful glossary. It will be of use in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on memory, and to psychologists and neuroscientists desiring an account of memory that is informed equally by cognitive and neurobiologicalinsights.

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Written by a leading neuropsychologist, this book brings together the widely scattered psychological and neurobiological work on memory to create a definitive overview of current knowledge. Reflecting the many levels of analysis at which this work is taking place, the book proceeds from thesynapse to a review of the function and struc...

Larry R. Squire, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.17 × 6.06 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Definitions: From Synapses to Behavior2. Memory as Synaptic Change3. Memory and the Developing Nervous System4. Modulation of Memory5. Localized and Distributed Memory Storage6. The Penfield Studies7. Searching for Engrams: Simple Learning8. Searching for Engrams: Complex Learning9. Memory is Determined by Information Processing10. Short-Term and Long-Term Processes11. Divisions of Long-Term Memory12. A Neural System with Memory Functions13. Amnesia and the Functional Organization of Memory14. Prefrontal Cortex15. Memory and Brain: A Beginning

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"There is a wealth of material in this book. In addition to work on amnesia, Squire also examines what is known about the neuroscience of simple learning, such as habituation; explores in more detail the nature of anterograde amnesia; and investigates patients with frontal lobe damage. Theprose is clear and the graphics helpful. . . . There is no excuse for any student of memory not to buy this exciting and informative book." --Contemporary Psychology