Human Memory and Amnesia (PLE: Memory)

Human Memory and Amnesia (PLE: Memory)

by Laird S. Cermak
     
 

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Originally published in 1982, this book brings together two areas of research previously studied in parallel, with little interaction (particularly in the US): normal memory processing and the amnesic syndrome. When trying to document the relationship between the two it became apparent that there was much crossover and duplication of effort in a number of areas

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Originally published in 1982, this book brings together two areas of research previously studied in parallel, with little interaction (particularly in the US): normal memory processing and the amnesic syndrome. When trying to document the relationship between the two it became apparent that there was much crossover and duplication of effort in a number of areas: whether long-term memory and short-term memory truly represent independent storage systems, or are simply points on a continuum; trying to determine the primary locus of variables influencing the rate at which information is lost during retention; whether episodic memory and semantic memory represent two different storage systems, or are simply artifacts produced by different kinds of query to a single memory system and finally, whether visual and verbal memory are independent.

It was written, following a meeting in 1979, by a small group of investigators, brought together to explore this commonality and to share data and theory, thus beginning the promise of a bright future of interdisciplinary interaction in memory research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848724051
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/20/2014
Series:
Psychology Library Editions: Memory Series
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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