Human Organic Memory Disorders

Human Organic Memory Disorders

by Andrew R. Mayes, A. R. Mayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 052134879X

ISBN-13: 9780521348799

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

After first considering the problems involved in assessing memory, Professor Mayes provisionally advances a taxonomy of elementary memory disorders and, for each in turn, reviews both the specific processes that are disrupted and the lesions responsible for the disruption. These disorders include short-term memory deficits, deficits in previously well-established

Overview

After first considering the problems involved in assessing memory, Professor Mayes provisionally advances a taxonomy of elementary memory disorders and, for each in turn, reviews both the specific processes that are disrupted and the lesions responsible for the disruption. These disorders include short-term memory deficits, deficits in previously well-established memory, memory deficits caused by frontal lobe lesions, the organic amnesias, and disorders of conditioning and skill acquisition. Mayes argues that the memory deficits found in several neurological and psychiatric syndromes comprise concurring elementary memory disorders. Finally, he outlines the implications of his taxonomy for our understanding of normal memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521348799
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Problems in the Behavioural Sciences Series, #7
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Healthy and pathological memory: the underlying mechanisms; 2. The assessment of memory disorders; 3. Disorders of short-term memory; 4. Disorders of previously well-established memory; 5. The memory problems caused by frontal lobe lesions; 6. Organic amnesia; 7. Animal and biochemical models of amnesia; 8. Less well-characterized memory disorders; 9. Overview; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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