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Memory for Action: A Distinct Form of Episodic Memory?
     

Memory for Action: A Distinct Form of Episodic Memory?

by H. D. Zimmer, Ronald L. Cohen, Melissa J. Guynn, Johannes Engelkamp, Reza Kormi-Nouri
 

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The book presents in eight chapters written by leading researchers in this field our actual knowledge on memory for actions and the opposing explanations for these phenomena. It gives an overview of the results from laboratory research on action memory, on memory for activities in social contexts and it presents recent results on memory for intended actions.

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The book presents in eight chapters written by leading researchers in this field our actual knowledge on memory for actions and the opposing explanations for these phenomena. It gives an overview of the results from laboratory research on action memory, on memory for activities in social contexts and it presents recent results on memory for intended actions. Additionally, these results are put in relation to the information and to the brain modules which are necessary for a successful control of actions. brain modules which are necessary for a successful control of actions.

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"Zimmer and Cohen's lively volume provides an overview of current knowledge in the area, followed by chapters in which prominent researchers advocate their own views and comment on the views of others. The book does an excellent job of conveying the interest and excitement of research on this important topic."—Fergus Craik, Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto

"Memory for Action brings together the major researchers, findings, and ideas from an increasingly important area of memory research. A well-organized and highly informative volume that should interest all students of memory."— Daniel L. Schacter, Professor and Chair of Psychology, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195115543
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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