Neuroimaging in Human Memory: Linking cognitive processes to neural systems

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Overview


In the past 20 years, neuroimaging has provided us with a wealth of data regarding human memory. However, to what extent can neuroimaging constrain, support or falsify psychological theories of memory? To what degree is research on the biological bases of memory actually guided by psychological theory?

In looking at the close interaction between neuroimaging research and psychological theories of human memory, this book presents a state-of-the-art exploration of imaging research on human memory, along with accounts of the significance of these findings with regard to fundamental psychological questions. The book starts with a summary of some of the conceptual problems we face in understanding neuroimaging data. It then looks at the four areas of human memory research that have been most intensively studied with modern brain imaging tools - Learning and consolidation, Working memory control processes and storage, Long-term memory representations, and Retrieval control processes. Throughout, the book shows how brain imaging methods, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), can help us increase our knowledge of how human memory is organized, how memory representations are stored, consolidated and retrieved, and how access to memory contents is controlled. With all chapters written by leading researchers in the field, the book will be essential for all those interested in the psychology and neuroscience of memory.

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"This is a well written account of the intersection of cognitive psychology and functional neuroimaging that leaves little doubt doubt as to how far we have come in our understanding of human memory and the amazing potential yet to be realized when these approaches work together. To spend a few days paging through this book is an edifying experience."--Doody's

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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: With the advent of functional neuroimaging, especially noninvasive fMRI, we are now able to link brain function to observable behavior. This book explores the intersection of functional neuroimaging and cognitive psychology to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms of human memory.
Purpose: The aim of this book is to cogently gather and convey the scientific literature on the neuroimaging of human memory and explore its relevance to psychological theory and knowledge. It is not intended to tackle the philosophical debate of the usefulness of neuroimaging to cognitive psychology.
Audience: This is appropriate for neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, and others interested in neuroimaging and cognition. It is also appropriate for students of these disciplines. The editors and authors are established researchers in the field and amply qualified to provide the perspectives and information they do.
Features: The book wastes no time delving into neuroimaging issues replete with colorful and detailed functional neuroimaging figures. The information is presented in a manner designed to teach, rather than merely convey the message. Using simple and easy to grasp analogies early on ensures readers are keeping up with an area that can be complicated. Topics range from working memory to control processes during encoding to long-term consolidation. There is an in-depth and sophisticated look at each topic, including dissociation and reverse association evidence. As the title purports, there is integration with cognitive psychology models and support or lack thereof for these models with neuroimaging evidence. Sections are clearly laid out and each chapter ends with concluding remarks. References are relevant and current, with many from the last few years.
Assessment: This is a well written account of the intersection of cognitive psychology and functional neuroimaging that leaves little doubt as to how far we have come in our understanding of human memory and the amazing potential yet to be realized when these approaches work together. To spend a few days paging through this book is an edifying experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199217298
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/3/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Rösler received his Dr. phil in 1976 and the grade of a Dr. phil. habil. in 1982 both from Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (Germany). He held academic positions at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (1973-1986); the University of Hamburg (1983, 1985) and at Philipps-University Marburg (from1986 until the present). He spent short and long-term research visits in the US, in Australia and in the Netherlands. His research was awarded with the university prize of Christian-Albrechts University Kiel (1977), the Wilhelm-Wundt Medal of the German Psychological Society (DGPs, 2000) and the Max-Planck-Prize for international cooperation (2002). Frank Rösler is full member of Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) and of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. His research interests focus on experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience, in particular on studies of memory, executive functions, language, and neuronal plasticity employing EEG-ERP and fMRI measures.
Brigitte Röder received her Dr. rer nat (equiv. to a Ph.D.) in 1996 from the Philipps-University of Marburg (Germany). As a postdoc she visited the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (H.J. Neville), University of Oregon, Eugene (U.S.) from 1995 to 1997. Brigitte Röderwas the head of a junior research group from 1999 to 2003. Since 2003 Brigitte Röder has been a full professor for Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Hamburg. For her scientific achievements she received awards of the German Society of Psychology, the Academy of Sciences (Goettingen) and European Society for Psychophysiology. Since 2007 Brigitte Röder has been a full member of the Academy of Science in Hamburg. Her main research interests are multisensory processing and neuroplasticity as a consequence of learning and sensory deprivation. Methods include behavioral and electrophysiological measures as well as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Rainer H. Kluwe studied Psychology at the Universities of Erlangen and Trier; 1971 Diploma in Psychology; 1975 Dr. phil. University of Trier; 1981 Dr. phil. habil. Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich; Academic positions from 1972 until 1980 at the University of Kiel and the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich; since 1981 Professor of Psychology at the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg; 1987 head of the Institute for Cognitive Research. 1978 - 1979 Research fellow Department of Psychology, Stanford University, CA., USA, funded by Foundation VW; Oct-Dec 1989 Visiting Professor Department of Experimental Psychology; Oxford University, UK and Visiting Fellow Wolfson College. Research interests: metacognition, working memory; 2002-2008 Priority program on executive control together with B. Hommel (Leiden) and I. Daum (Bochum) funded by the German Research Society.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Neuroimaging of human memory Frank Rosler Rosler, Frank Charan Ranganath Ranganath, Charan Brigitte Roder Roder, Brigitte Rainer H. Kluwe Kluwe, Rainer H. 1

2 On how to reconcile mind and brain Frank Rosler Rosler, Frank Charan Ranganath Ranganath, Charan 15

3 Uncovering unobservable cognitive mechanisms: The contribution of mathematical models Rolf Ulrich Ulrich, Rolf 25

4 Reinforcement learning mechanisms in the human brain: Insights from model-based fMRI John P. O'Doherty O'Doherty, John P. 45

5 Cognitive models in learning and reward processing Christian Buchel Buchel, Christian 65

6 Neuroimaging and interactive memory systems Dara G. Ghahremani Ghahremani, Dara G. Russell A. Poldrack Poldrack, Russell A. 77

7 Contributions of functional neuroimaging to theories of category learning Paul J. Reber Reber, Paul J. 89

8 Declarative memory consolidation Guillen Fernandez Fernandez, Guillen Indira Tendolkar Tendolkar, Indira 109

9 On the intimate relationship between neurobiology and function in the theoretical analysis of human learning and memory Alan Richardson-Klavehn Richardson-Klavehn, Alan Zara M. Bergstrom Bergstrom, Zara M. Elena Magno Magno, Elena Gerasimos Markopoulos Markopoulos, Gerasimos Catherine M. Sweeney-Reed Sweeney-Reed, Catherine M. Maria Wimber Wimber, Maria 127

10 Toward characterizing the neural correlates of component processes of cognition Matthew R. Johnson Johnson, Matthew R. Marcia K. Johnson Johnson, Marcia K. 169

11 The mid-ventrolateral frontal cortex and attentional control Adrian M. Owen Owen, Adrian M. Adam Hampshire Hampshire, Adam 195

12 Mechanisms underlying the short-term retention of informationBradley R. Postle Postle, Bradley R. 213

13 Interrelationships between working memory and long-term memory Charan Ranganath Ranganath, Charan 227

14 Is there anything special about working memory? Bradley R. Buchsbaum Buchsbaum, Bradley R. Mark D'Esposito D'Esposito, Mark 255

15 Retrieving pictures from long-term memory Alumit Ishai Ishai, Alumit 265

16 Content specificity of long-term memory representations Patrick Khader Khader, Patrick Frank Rosler Rosler, Frank 283

17 Multivariate methods for tracking cognitive states Kenneth A. Norman Norman, Kenneth A. Joel R. Quamme Quamme, Joel R. Ehren L. Newman Newman, Ehren L. 299

18 Imaging emotional influences on learning and memory Kevin S. Lassar Lassar, Kevin S. 331

19 Developing theories that bridge mind and brain: Some thoughts of a cognitive psychologist Andrew P. Yonelinas Yonelinas, Andrew P. 349

20 Episodic memory storage and retrieval: Insights from electrophysiological measures Axel Mecklinger Mecklinger, Axel Theodor Jager Jager, Theodor 357

21 Memory and the awareness of remembering Ken A. Paller Paller, Ken A. Joel L. Voss Voss, Joel L. Carmen E. Westerberg Westerberg, Carmen E. 383

22 Constraints on cognitive theory from neuroimaging studies of source memory Jon S. Simons Simons, Jon S. 405

23 Oscillatory and haemodynamic medial temporal responses preceding stimulus onset modulate episodic memory Emrah Duzel Duzel, Emrah Sebastian Guderian Guderian, Sebastian 427

24 Functional neuroimaging and cognitive theory Michael D. Rugg Rugg, Michael D. 443

Subject index 451

Name index 457

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