Memory: Organization and Locus of Change

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorLarry R. Squire, Norman M. Weinberger, Gary Lynch

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This book brings together an internationally respected group of researchers for the purpose of examining neuroplasticity, a topic of immense current interest in psychology, neuroscience, neuropsychology, and clinical neurology. The chapters represent state-of-the-art work on neuroplasticityat all levels: behavioral, neural, and molecular. They describe recent work on memory ranging from cellular morphological studies in invertebrates to research on the human brain made possible by new advances in neuroimaging technology. The book begins with an introductory chapter that considers thepsychology of memory at the global, structural level. The remainder of the volume is divided into three related parts. The first focuses on recent approaches, which are based in part on new technology, that aim to measure and describe activity in relatively large populations of neurons. Thesecond focuses on memory at the level of brain systems. One major theme to emerge from work at this level is that memory is composed of multiple, separable components that can be identified with specific anatomical structures and connections. The third part of the book focuses on molecular andcellular studies that show how individual neurons and their synapses behave in a history-dependent manner. This research concerns both brief changes in synaptic plasticity as well as more lasting changes in connectivity, which depend on altered gene expression and morphological growth and change.Altogether, the chapters provide a rich summary of the breadth and excitement of contemporary research on the biology of memory.

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This book brings together an internationally respected group of researchers for the purpose of examining neuroplasticity, a topic of immense current interest in psychology, neuroscience, neuropsychology, and clinical neurology. The chapters represent state-of-the-art work on neuroplasticityat all levels: behavioral, neural, and molecu...

Larry R. Squire is at University of California, San Diego.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.57 × 6.38 × 1.22 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. E. Tulving: Concepts of Human MemoryPART I: Distribution of Learning-Induced Brain Activity2. W.J. Freeman: Insights into Processes of Visual Perception from Studies in the Olfactory System3. A. Grinvald et al.: Optical Imaging of Cortical Activity in the Living Brain4. M.E. Raichle: Modular Organization of Information Processing in the Normal Human Brain: Studies with Positron Emission Tomography5. P.E. Roland, B. Gulyas, and R.J.Seitz: Structures in the Human Brain Participating in Visual Learning, Tactile Learning, and Motor Learning6. Does Synaptic Selection Explain Auditory Imprinting? H. Scheich, E. Wallhausser-Franke, and K. BraunPART II: Functional Roles of Brain Systems7. H. Eichenbaum et al.: Memory Representation in the Hippocampus: Functional Domain and Functional Organization8. J. LeDoux: Systems and Synapses of Emotional Memory9. G.H. Recanzone and M.M. Merzenich: Alterations of the Functional Organization of Primary Somatosensory Cortex Following Intracortical Microstimulation or Behavioral Training10. Y. Miyashita et al.: Localization of Primal Long-Term Memory in the Primate Temporal Cortex11. D.S. Olton et al.: Mnemonic Functions of the Cholinergic Septohippocampal SystemPART III: Locus of Cellular Change12. C.H. Bailey and M. Chen: The Anatomy of Long-Term Sensitization in Aplysia: Morphological Insights into Learning and Memory13. C.M. Gall and J.C. Lauterborn: Activity-Dependent Neuronal Gene Expression: A Potential Memory Mechanism14. G. Lynch, et al.: Relating Variants of Synaptic Potentiation to Different Types of Memory Operations in Hippocampus and Related Structures15. E.N. Sokolov: Local Plasticity in Neuronal Learning16. S.P.R. Rose: What the Chick Can Tell Us about the Process and Structure of Memory

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"I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is involved in memory research. It brings together recent work in a broad area and the treatment is clear and authoritative. Final year undergraduates and post graduates should also find many of the chapters intelligible and useful." --A.R.Mayes,Neuropsychologia