Memory: Neuropsychological, Imaging and Psychopharmacological Perspectives / Edition 1

Memory: Neuropsychological, Imaging and Psychopharmacological Perspectives / Edition 1

by Gerard Emilien, Cecile Durlach, Elena Antoniadis, Martial Van der Linden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1841693707

ISBN-13: 9781841693705

Pub. Date: 03/02/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Memory: Neuropsychological, Imaging and Psychopharmacological Perspectives reviews critically the impact of recent neuropsychological and biological discoveries on our understanding of human memory and its pathology. Too often, insights from clinical, neurological and psychopharmacological fields have remained isolated and mutually unintelligible.

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Memory: Neuropsychological, Imaging and Psychopharmacological Perspectives reviews critically the impact of recent neuropsychological and biological discoveries on our understanding of human memory and its pathology. Too often, insights from clinical, neurological and psychopharmacological fields have remained isolated and mutually unintelligible. Therefore the first part of this book provides both clinicians and neuroscientists with a broad view of the neuropsychology of memory, and the psychobiological processes it involves, including recent advances from imaging technology and psychopharmacology research. In the second part the authors go on to cover a comprehensive range of memory assessments, dysfunctions, impairments and treatments. This compendium of current research findings will prove an invaluable resource for anyone studying, researching or practising in the field of memory and its disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841693705
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/02/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
The two primary formats of memory2
The processing operations3
Traditional memory models3
The biological basis of$memory4
Memory dysfunctions5
Aims and organisation of this book6
Acknowledgements7
Part INeuropsychology and Pharmacology of Memory9
1.What is memory?11
Introduction11
Some concepts of memory16
Declarative memory19
Procedural memory32
Emotional memory36
Retrieval-induced forgetting38
Memory in children and the elderly39
Discussion44
2.Neuropsychological assessment of memory47
Introduction47
Tests as diagnostic tools48
Memory assessment batteries49
Individual memory tests57
Metamemory67
Discussion69
3.Neurological assessment of memory73
Introduction73
Medial temporal lobe system76
Basal forebrain87
Diencephalon87
Frontal lobes and prefrontal cortex88
Cerebellum and cerebellar cortex100
The impact of imaging technology101
Discussion104
4.Physiological and pharmacological assessment of memory107
Introduction107
Monoaminergic receptors108
Cholinergic receptors114
Glutamate receptors117
GABAergic receptors121
Neurosteroid and peptide receptors122
Protein kinases, gene transcription, and protein synthesis126
Discussion129
5.Drug-induced memory alteration133
Introduction133
Benzodiazepines134
Barbiturates138
Anticholinergics139
Beta-blockers and alpha-2 agonists140
Corticosteroids140
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine141
Ethanol141
Caffeine142
Discussion143
Part IIPathology of Memory145
6.Memory dysfunctions147
Introduction147
Forgetting147
Paramnesia149
Amnesia153
Repression and dissociation159
Persistence and intrusive recollections161
Discussion163
7.Ageing and memory impairment165
Introduction165
Normal ageing167
Age-associated memory impairment168
Ageing-associated cognitive decline170
Mild cognitive impairment170
Maintaining cognitive vitality with ageing173
Discussion173
8.Memory dysfunctions in neurodegenerative diseases177
Introduction177
Alzheimer's disease179
Semantic dementia191
Parkinson's disease193
Huntington's disease197
Discussion199
9.Memory dysfunctions in neurogenic communication disorders203
Introduction203
Aphasia204
Right hemisphere disorders207
Traumatic brain injury209
Discussion210
10.Memory dysfunctions in psychiatric diseases213
Introduction213
Schizophrenia214
Anxiety220
Depression224
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder227
Discussion227
11.Treatments231
Introduction231
Pharmacological treatment232
Behavioural treatment239
Nerve stimulation treatment247
Discussion247
12.Conclusion251
Discussion and conclusion251
Future perspective254
References257
Author Index371
Subject Index403

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