Memory, Brain, And Belief / Edition 1 by Daniel L. Schacter | 9780674007192 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Memory, Brain, And Belief / Edition 1

Memory, Brain, And Belief / Edition 1

by Daniel L. Schacter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674007190

ISBN-13: 9780674007192

Pub. Date: 09/30/2001

Publisher: Harvard University Press

The scientific research literature on memory is enormous. Yet until now no single book has focused on the complex interrelationships of memory and belief. This book brings together eminent scholars from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, literature, and medicine to discuss such provocative issues as "false memories," in which people can develop vivid recollections

Overview

The scientific research literature on memory is enormous. Yet until now no single book has focused on the complex interrelationships of memory and belief. This book brings together eminent scholars from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, literature, and medicine to discuss such provocative issues as "false memories," in which people can develop vivid recollections of events that never happened; retrospective biases, in which memories of past experiences are influenced by one's current beliefs; and implicit memory, or the way in which nonconscious influences of past experience shape current beliefs.

Ranging from cognitive, neurological, and pathological perspectives on memory and belief, to relations between conscious and nonconscious mental processes, to memory and belief in autobiographical narratives, this book will be uniquely stimulating to scholars in several academic disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674007192
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2001
Series:
Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
899,389
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Daniel L. Schacter and Elaine Scarry

1. Mining the Past to Construct the Future: Memory and Belief as Forms of Knowledge
Chris Westbury and Daniel C. Dennett

PART 1: Cognitive, Neurological, and Pathological Perspectives

2. Cognitive and Brain Mechanisms of False Memories and Beliefs
Marcia K. Johnson and Carol L. Raye

3. Memory and the Brain: New Lessons from Old Syndromes
V.S. Ramachandran

4. The Role of Memory in the Delusions Associated with Schizophrenia
Chris Frith and Raymond J. Dolan

PART 2: Conscious and Nonconscious Aspects of Memory and Belief: From Social Judgments to Brain Mechanisms

5. Implicit Stereotypes and Memory: The Bounded Rationality of Social Beliefs
Mahzarin R. Banaji and R. Bhaskar

6. Belief and Knowledge as Distinct Forms of Memory
Howard Eichenbaum and J. Alexander Bodkin

7. Where in the Brain is the Awareness of One's Past?
Endel Tulving and Martin Lepage

PART 3: Memory and Belief in Autobiographical Recall and Autobiography

8. Constructing and Appraising Past Selves
Michael Ross and Anne E. Wilson

9. Memory and Belief in Development
Katherine Nelson

10. Autobiography, Identity, and the Fictions of Memory
Paul John Eakin

11. Autobiography as Moral Battleground
Sissela Bok

Thinking about Belief: Concluding Remarks
Antonio R. Damasio

Contributors

Index

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