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Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity
     

Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

by James L. McGaugh (Editor), Gary Lynch (Editor), Norman M. Weinberger (Editor)
 

We are approaching the end of the first century of attempts to discover how the brain enables us to acquire, retain, and use information based on experience. The past several decades especially have witnessed an ever accelerating pace of research. This increase is due in large part to the development of new techniques for the analysis of brain and behavior. But, to

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We are approaching the end of the first century of attempts to discover how the brain enables us to acquire, retain, and use information based on experience. The past several decades especially have witnessed an ever accelerating pace of research. This increase is due in large part to the development of new techniques for the analysis of brain and behavior. But, to a greater extent, these advances have been fueled by some seminal findings and the accumulation of knowledge based on systematic inquiry in many laboratories around the world. This important volume, authored by internationally renowned leaders in the field, is a progress report on this burgeoning work. What processes underlie the formation of new memories? What determines their strength? Where are the changes underlying memory located? In judging recent progress, this book looks at what we have learned about each of these questions. Furthermore, the contributors look at how these questions are rephrased and refined by new findings, hypotheses, and theories. Topics include: emotion and memory, aging and memory, plasticity of the cerebral cortex, and synaptic connectivity and memory. This book will be welcomed by neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, and cognitive scientists.

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"Much of the material can be found scattered elsewhere, but there are at least two advantages of having it collected in this volume: the juxtapositioning of straight neuroscience and biomedical research, and the way the authors have structured an interplay of research reports with commentaries."—The Quarterly Review of Biology

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ISBN-13:
9780195082944
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.96(d)

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