The Oxford Handbook of Memory

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Endel Tulving, Fergus I. M. Craik
Oxford University Press, May 5, 2005 - Medical - 720 pages
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Written by the world's leading memory scientists in a highly accessible language, this volume brings together facts and theories of cognitive psychology; memory development in childhood and old age; memory impairment in brain injury and disease; the emergence of memory functions from the brain; as well as reviews of current behavioral, neuroimaging, and computer simulation theories of memory. philosophers and thinkers for hundreds of years. The last decades in particular have seen the emergence of a genuine science of memory, based first on behavioral studies and more recently on the new technologies of brain scanning. These recent studies have resulted in theories that are rich, complex, and far-reaching in their implications. The Oxford Handbook of Memory lays out these theories, and the evidence on which the theories are based. The important new discoveries of the last few years are described, along with their consequences for professionals in the areas of law, engineering, and clinical medicine. Endel Tulving and Fergus Craik, two world-class experts on memory, provide this handbook as a guide to the dynamic and exciting field of memory research. Individual chapters are written by eminent researchers who provide insight into their special areas, and outline challenges for the work that lies ahead. The book is exhaustive in its coverage-examining such topics as the development of memory, the contents of memory, memory in the laboratory and in everyday use, memory in decline, the organization of memory, and theories of memory-making this book ideal for psychologists, memory researchers, neuroscientists, and graduate students of psychology.
 

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Contents

Contributors
A Brief History of Memory Research
Robert S Lockhart
Michael J Kahana
ShortTerm and Working Memory
Encoding and Retrieval of Information
Transfer and Expertise
Cognition and Behavior
Remembering Spaces
Memory for Emotional Events
Memory Changes in Healthy Older Adults
Memory in the Aging Brain
Andrew R Mayes
Neuroanatomy of Memory
The Medial Temporal Lobe and the Hippocampus
Brain Imaging of Memory

Remembering Actions and Words
Distortions of Memory
Karen J Mitchell Marcia K Johnson
Theory and Data
ProcessDissociation
Remembering and Knowing
Nonconscious Forms of Human Memory
Memory in Infancy and Early Childhood
Socialization of Memory
Memory and Theory of Mind
Remembering Life Experiences
Control Processes in Remembering
LongTerm Maintenance of Knowledge
EventRelated Potential Studies of Memory
Psychopharmacological Perspectives on Memory
The Adaptive Nature of Memory
Memory Models
Connectionist Models of Memory
Episodic Memory and Autonoetic Awareness
Theories of Memory and Consciousness
Memory Systems of 1999
EPILOGUE
Subject Index
Name Index
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