Origins and Development of Recollection: Perspectives from Psychology and Neuroscience by Simona Ghetti

Origins and Development of Recollection: Perspectives from Psychology and Neuroscience

EditorSimona Ghetti, Patricia J. Bauer

Hardcover | February 1, 2012

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The ability to remember unique, personal events is at the core of what we consider to be "memory." How does the vivid experience of reinstatement of our past emerge? What is the contribution of this experience to our life histories? These questions have intrigued psychologists,neuroscientists, and philosophers for decades, and are the subject of this volume. In recent years, the science of memory has made extraordinary progress in the conceptualization and assessment of different forms of memory. Instead of thinking of memory as a monolithic construct, memory is now thought of in terms of dissociable classes of constructs. Within declarative memory, thetype of memory that one can consciously access, we make distinctions between the constructs of recollection and episodic memory and the constructs of familiarity and semantic memory (respectively). Contributors to this volume discuss new methods to assess these types of memory in studies that refineour understanding of the functions necessary for conscious and vivid recollection. The work has led to substantial increases in our understanding of the building blocks of recollection and its developmental course.The volume also addresses the exciting new research on the neural basis of recollection. Never before has the connection between brain and function been so close. Contributors review neuroimaging studies of the healthy brain and neuropsychological investigations of patients with brain damage thatreveal the specific brain structures involved in the ability to recollect. These brain structures undergo important developmental change during childhood and adolescence, leading to questions - and answers - of how the relationship between brain and function unfolds during the course of infancy,childhood, and adolescence.

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Simona Ghetti received her PhD from the University of California, Davis in 2001. She then joined faculty at the National Research Council in Bologna Italy. In 2005, she returned to the University of California, Davis where she is now Associate Professor. Dr. Ghetti studies typical and atypical development of memory and metamemory in c...

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Title:Origins and Development of Recollection: Perspectives from Psychology and NeuroscienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Andrew P. Yonelinas: Remembering: Thoughts on its Definition, Measurement and Functional Nature2. Katherine Nelson: Development of Meaning-Conserving Memory3. Tracy Riggins: Building Blocks of Recollection4. Nora S. Newcombe, Marianne E. Lloyd, and Frances Balcomb: Contextualizing the development of recollection: Episodic memory and binding in young children5. Charles J. Brainerd, Valerie F. Reyna, and Robyn E. Holliday: Development of Recollection: A Fuzzy-Trace Theory Perspective6. Simona Ghetti, Kristen E. Lyons, Dana DeMaster: The Development of Episodic Memory: Binding Processes, Controlled Processes, and Introspection on Memory States7. Rachel A. Diana and Charan Ranganath: Neural basis of recollection: Evidence from neuroimaging and electrophysiological research8. Peggy L. St. Jacques and Roberto Cabeza: Neural Basis of Autobiographical Memory9. Kathleen M. Thomas and Lyric A. Jorgenson: Development of Remembering: Brain Development and Neuroimaging Evidence10. David Friedman: The Development of Episodic Memory: An Event-Related Brain Potential (ERP) Vantage Point11. Michelle de Haan: Memory Development Following Early Medial Temporal Lobe Injury12. Gerri Hanten and Harvey S. Levin: Memory Development and Frontal Lobe Insult