Science Of Memory: Concepts

Paperback | May 10, 2007

EditorHenry L. Roediger, Yadin Dudai, Susan M. Fitzpatrick

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Scientists currently study memory from many different perspectives: neurobiological, ethological, animal conditioning, cognitive, behavioral neuroscience, social, and cultural. The aim of this book is to help initiate a new science of memory by bringing these perspectives together to create aunified understanding of the topic. The book began with a conference where leading practitioners from all these major approaches met to analyze and discuss 16 concepts that are crucial to our understanding of memory. Each of these 16 concepts is addressed in a section of the book, and in the 66succinct chapters that fill these sections, a leading researcher addresses the section's concept by clearly stating his or her position on it, elucidating how it is used, and discussing how it should be used in future research. For some concepts, there is general agreement among practitioners fromdifferent fields and levels of analysis, but for others there is general disagreement and much controversy. A final chapter in each section, also written by a leading researcher, integrates the various viewpoints offered on the section's concept, then draws conclusions about the concept. Thisgroundbreaking volume will be an indispensable reference for all the students and researchers who will build upon the foundation it provides for the new science of memory.

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Scientists currently study memory from many different perspectives: neurobiological, ethological, animal conditioning, cognitive, behavioral neuroscience, social, and cultural. The aim of this book is to help initiate a new science of memory by bringing these perspectives together to create aunified understanding of the topic. The book...

Henry L. Roediger III is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Yadin Dudai is the Sela Professor of Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Susan M. Fitzpatrick is Vice President of the James S. McDonnell Foundation.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.98 inPublished:May 10, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195310446

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"This volume gracefully achieves the rare academic triple: it is novel, comprehensive, and accessible. Whether your background is studying animals or humans, neurons or genes, brains or behavior, this volume will connect you to the larger endeavor of understanding memory and creating aunified science of it." --Barbara A. Spellman, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia