Neuroimaging in Human Memory: Linking cognitive processes to neural systems

Hardcover | February 26, 2009

EditorFrank Rosler, Charan Ranganath, Brigitte Roder

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In the past 20 years, neuroimaging has provided us with a wealth of data regarding human memory. However, to what extent can neuroimaging constrain, support or falsify psychological theories of memory? To what degree is research on the biological bases of memory actually guided bypsychological theory?In looking at the close interaction between neuroimaging research and psychological theories of human memory, this book presents a state-of-the-art exploration of imaging research on human memory, along with accounts of the significance of these findings with regard to fundamental psychologicalquestions. The book starts with a summary of some of the conceptual problems we face in understanding neuroimaging data. It then looks at the four areas of human memory research that have been most intensively studied with modern brain imaging tools - Learning and consolidation, Working memorycontrol processes and storage, Long-term memory representations, and Retrieval control processes. Throughout, the book shows how brain imaging methods, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), can help us increase our knowledge of how human memory isorganized, how memory representations are stored, consolidated and retrieved, and how access to memory contents is controlled. With all chapters written by leading researchers in the field, the book will be essential for all those interested in the psychology and neuroscience of memory.

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In the past 20 years, neuroimaging has provided us with a wealth of data regarding human memory. However, to what extent can neuroimaging constrain, support or falsify psychological theories of memory? To what degree is research on the biological bases of memory actually guided bypsychological theory?In looking at the close interaction...

Frank Rosler received his Dr. of Philosophy in 1976 and the grade of a Dr. Phil. Habil. in 1982 both from Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (Germany). He held academic positions at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (1973-1986); the University of Hamburg (1983, 1985) and at Philipps-University Marburg (from1986 until the presen...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:February 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Frank Rosler, Charan Ranganath, Brigitte Roder and Rainer H Kluwe: IntroductionPart I: Setting the Stage2. Frank Rosler and Charan Ranganath: On how to reconcile mind and brain3. Rolf Ulrich: Uncovering unobservable cognitive mechanisms: the contribution of methematical modelsPart II: Learning and Consolidation4. John O'Doherty: Reinforcement learning mechanisms in the human brain: insights from model-based MRI5. Christian Buchel: Cognitive models in learning and reward processing6. Dara G. Ghahremani and Russell A. Poldrack: Neuroimaging and interactive memory systems7. Paul Reber: Contributions of functional neuroimaging to theories of category learning8. Guillen Fernandez and Indira Tendolkar: Declarative memory consolidation9. Alan Richardson-Klavehn, Elena Magno, Gerasimos Markopoulos, Catherine M Sweeney-Reed and Maria Wimber: Integrative commentary: on the intimate relationship between neurobiology and function in the theoretical analysis of human learning and memoryPart III: Working Memory Control Processes and Storage10. Matthew R. Johnson and Marcia K. Johnson: Toward characterizing the neural correlates of component processes of cognition11. Adrian M. Owen and Adam Hampshire: The mid-ventrolateral frontal cortex and attentional control12. Bradley R. Postle: Mechanisms underlying the short-term retention of information13. Charan Ranganath: Interrelationships between working memory and long-term memory14. Bradley Buchsbaum and Mark D'Esposito: Integrative commentary: Is there anything special about working memory?Part IV: Long-Term Memory Representations15. Alumit Ishai: Retrieving pircutres from long-term memory16. Patrick Khader and Frank Rosler: Where memories are stored disclosed how memories are formed: content specificity of long-term memory representations17. Ken R. Norman, Joel R. Quamme and Ehren L. Newman: Mulitvariate methods for tracking representations in the brain18. Kevin LaBar: Emotional influences on episodic memory19. Andrew Yonelinas: Integrative commentary: Developing theories that bridge brain and behavior - some thoughts of a cognitive psychologistPart V: Control Processes During Encoding and Retrieval20. Axel Mecklinger and Theodor Jager: Episodic memory storage and retrieval: insights from electrophysiological measures21. Ken A. Paller, Joel L. Voss and Carmen E. Westerberg: Memory and awareness of remembering22. Jon S. Simons: Constraints from cognitive theories on neuroimaging studies of source memory23. Enrah Duzel and Sebastian Guderian: Oscillatory and hemodynamic medial temporal responses preceding stimulus onset modulate episodic memory24. Michael D. Rugg: Integrative commentary: Functional neuroimaging and cognitive theory