Neuropsychology of Memory,Second Edition


This volume of 50 chapters, written by the leading scientists in the field, encompasses a wide range of topics, problems, approaches, and perspectives in the cognitive neuroscience of memory. With much of the experimental data and theoretical insights dating from the last few years, the book provides an excellent report on the remarkable progress that has been made in memory research.

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This volume of 50 chapters, written by the leading scientists in the field, encompasses a wide range of topics, problems, approaches, and perspectives in the cognitive neuroscience of memory. With much of the experimental data and theoretical insights dating from the last few years, the book provides an excellent report on the remarkable progress that has been made in memory research.

Studies of normal/abnormal memory in humans, monkeys, rodents, birds & invertebrates.

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Reflects the progress--in the eight years since the first edition--in understanding the organization of memory and its neurological functions, due in part to the increased availability of animal models of human memory impairment. This edition is organized into three sections: Studies of Normal and Abnormal Memory in Humans; Studies of Monkeys and Rodents; and Studies in Birds and Invertebrates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898621587
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1993
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 620
  • Product dimensions: 7.03 (w) x 9.91 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry R. Sqiure , Ph.D , Veterans Affairs Healthcare System , San Diego ,CA ;Departments of Psychiatry , Neurosciences, and Psycology , University of California , San Diego Daniel L. Schacter ,Ph.D , Department of Psycology, Harvard University ,Cambridge ,MA .

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Table of Contents

Sect. I Studies of Normal and Abnormal Memory in Humans 1
Ch. 1 A Neuropsychological Model of Memory and Consciousness 5
Ch. 2 What Are the Functional Deficits That Underlie Amnesia? 23
Ch. 3 The Role of Fluency in the Implicit and Explicit Task Performance of Amnesic Patients 36
Ch. 4 Awareness, Automaticity, and Memory Dissociations 46
Ch. 5 Memory Dissociations: A Cognitive Psychophysiology Perspective 58
Ch. 6 Selective Knowledge Loss in Activational and Representational Amnesias 72
Ch. 7 The Contributions of Emotional and Motivational Abnormalities to Cognitive Deficits in Alcoholism and Aging 81
Ch. 8 The Problem of "Localizing" Memory in Focal Cerebrovascular Lesions 95
Ch. 9 Learning and Memory in Humans, with an Emphasis on the Role of the Hippocampus 106
Ch. 10 Functional Significance of Etiological Factors in Human Amnesia 122
Ch. 11 The "New" and the "Old": Components of the Anterograde and Retrograde Memory Loss in Korsakoff and Alzheimer Patients 130
Ch. 12 Transient Global Amnesia 147
Ch. 13 Detecting Amnesia's Impostors 156
Ch. 14 Systems of Motor Skill 166
Ch. 15 Impaired Priming in Alzheimer's Disease: Neuropsychological Implications 179
Ch. 16 The Mobilization of Procedural Learning: The "Key Signature" of the Basal Ganglia 188
Ch. 17 Procedural and Declarative Learning: Distinctions and Interactions 203
Ch. 18 The Assessment of Memory Disorders in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease 211
Ch. 19 Degraded Knowledge Representations in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Models of Semantic and Repetition Priming 220
Ch. 20 Semantic Memory Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease: Disruption of Semantic Knowledge or Information-Processing Limitation? 233
Ch. 21 A Transfer-Appropriate Processing Account for Memory and Amnesia 241
Ch. 22 Age-Related Changes in Explicit and Implicit Memory 249
Ch. 23 Aging and Memory: A Model Systems Approach 262
Ch. 24 Cholinomimetic Therapy in Alzheimer's Disease 277
Ch. 25 A Strategy for Studying Memory Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis 285
Ch. 26 Posttraumatic and Retrograde Amnesia after Closed Head Injury 290
Ch. 27 Implicit Memory and Errorless Learning: A Link between Cognitive Theory and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation? 309
Ch. 28 Rehabilitation and Memory Disorders 315
Sect. II Studies of Monkeys and Rodents 323
Ch. 29 The Components of the Medial Temporal Lobe Memory System 325
Ch. 30 The Role of the Hippocampus-Fornix-Mammillary System in Episodic Memory 336
Ch. 31 A Hypothesis on Primal Long-Term Memory: Neurophysiological Evidence in the Primate Temporal Cortex 347
Ch. 32 Aging, Memory, and Cholinergic Systems: Studies Using Delayed-Matching and Delayed-Nonmatching Tasks in Rats 357
Ch. 33 The Aging Septo-Hippocampal System: Its Role in Age-Related Memory Impairments 378
Ch. 34 Neuromodulatory Systems and the Regulation of Memory Storage 386
Ch. 35 Modulation of Memory Processing: Enhancement of Memory in Rodents and Humans 402
Ch. 36 Toward a Comprehensive Account of Hippocampal Function: Studies of Olfactory Learning Permit an Integration of Data across Multiple Levels of Neurobiological Analysis 415
Ch. 37 The Hippocampus and Prefrontal Cortex in Learning and Memory: An Animal Model Approach 429
Ch. 38 Role of Diencephalic Lesions and Thiamine Deficiency in Korsakoff's Amnesia: Insights from Animal Models 440
Ch. 39 Thiamine Deficiency as an Animal Model of Diencephalic Amnesia 451
Ch. 40 Emotional Memories in the Brain 463
Ch. 41 Analysis of Aversive Memories Using the Fear-Potentiated Startle Paradigm 470
Ch. 42 Memory: A Behavioristic and Neuroscientific Approach 485
Ch. 43 Beyond Neuronal Excitability: Receptive Field Analysis Reveals That Association Specifically Modifies the Representation of Auditory Information 496
Ch. 44 Knowledge Structures in Temporally Adaptive Conditioned Responding 510
Sect. III Studies in Birds and Invertebrates 519
Ch. 45 Memory, the Hippocampus, and Natural Selection: Studies of Food-Storing Birds 521
Ch. 46 Studying Stages of Memory Formation with Chicks 533
Ch. 47 On Chicks and Rosetta Stones 547
Ch. 48 Molecular Interrelationships between Short- and Long-Term Memory 557
Ch. 49 Analysis of Short- and Long-Term Enhancement Produced by One-Trial Conditioning in Hermissenda: Implications for Mechanisms of Short- and Long-Term Memory 575
Ch. 50 Snails' Tales: Initial Comparisons of Synaptic Plasticity Underlying Learning in Hermissenda and Aplysia 588
Index 603
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