The Oxford Handbook of Memory / Edition 1

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Due to the advent of neuropsychology, it has become clear that there is a multiplicity of memory systems or, at the very least, of dissociably different modes of processing memory in the brain. As the Oxford Handbook of Memory demonstrates, the frontier of memory research has been enriched by breakthroughs of the last decades, with lines of continuity and important departures, and it will continue to be enriched by changes in technology that will propel future research. In turn, such changes are beginning to impact the legal and professional therapeutic professions and will have considerable future significance in realms outside of psychology and memory research.

Endel Tulving and Fergus Craik, two world-class experts on memory, provide this handbook as a roadmap to the huge and unwieldy field of memory research. By enlisting an eminent group of researchers, they are able to offer insight into breakthroughs for the work that lies ahead. The outline is comprehensive and covers such topics as the development of memory, the contents of memory, memory in the laboratory and in everyday use, memory in decline, the organization of memory, and theories of memory.

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The strengths and weaknesses of human memory have fascinated philosophers and thinkers for hundreds of years. Recent studies have resulted in theories that are rich, complex, and far-reaching in their implications." "The Oxford Handbook of Memory lays out these theories, and the evidence on which the theories are based. The important new discoveries of the last few years are described, along with their consequences for professionals in the areas of law, engineering, and clinical medicine." "The book is exhaustive in its coverage - examining such topics as the development of memory, the contents of memory, memory in the laboratory and in everyday use, memory in decline, the organization of memory, and theories of memory - making it ideal for psychologists, memory researchers, neuroscientists, and graduate students of psychology.

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Summarizes the research findings over the past decades that comprise the new science of memory, based first on behavioral studies and more recently on brain scanning. Contributors set out the various theories and the evidence they are based on, and explore the consequences for professionals in law, engineering, and clinical medicine. Among the topics are the development of memory, its contents, its use in the laboratory and in daily life, its decline, and its organization. Students and researchers in psychology or the neurosciences would probably find most interest. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"This is an epic tome summarizing the general state of knowledge in the science of human memory. Sixty eminent contributors, all of whom have done extensive research in this vast field, contributed a total of 39 chapters which outline experimental results and theory in their areas of expertise. A brief epilogue provides thoughtful commentary on how the field has grown and changed over the past 60 years, form the views of Bartlett and Lashley to current views on neural nets, brain imaging, and the fast pace of current research which provides constant surprises and requires frequent updating. It is safe to say the editors and contributors have succeeded in producing a highly interesting book, remarkable in its breadth and thoroughness. As readers and fellow researchers, we can feel ourselves fortunate that such a diverse and interesting field has been treated so well." -- Psychological Reports, Vol 87, 2000

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195182002
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/5/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 996,218
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Study of Memory
1. A Brief History of Memory Research, Gordon H. Bower
2. Concepts of Memory, Endel Tulving
3. Methods of Memory Research, Robert S. Lockhart
4. Contingency Analyses of Memory, Michael J. Kahana
Part II: Memory in the Laboratory
5. Short-Term and Working Memory, Alan Baddeley
6. Encoding and Retrieval of Information, Scott C. Brown and Fergus I. M. Craik
7. Transfer and Expertise, Daniel R. Kimball and Keith J. Holyoak
8. Serial Learning: Cognition and Behavior, Robert G. Crowder and Robert L. Greene
9. Remembering Actions and Words, Lars-Göran Nilsson
10. Distortions of Memory, Henry L. Roediger and Kathleen B. McDermott
11. Memory Judgments, Douglas L. Hintzman
12. Source Monitoring: Attributing Mental Experiences, Karen J. Mitchell and Marcia K. Johnson
13. Metamemory: Theory and Data, Janet Metcalfe
14. Recollection and Familiarity: Process-Dissociation, Colleen M. Kelley and Larry L. Jacoby
15. Remembering and Knowing, John M. Gardiner and Alan Richardson-Klavehn
16. Nonconscious Forms of Human Memory, Jeffrey P. Toth
Part III: Memory in Life
17. Memory in Infancy and Early Childhood, Carolyn Rovee-Collier and Harlene Hayne
18. Socialization of Memory, Katherine Nelson and Robyn Fivush
19. Memory and Theory of Mind, Josef Perner
20. Remembering Life Experience, Ulric Neisser and Lisa K. Libby
21. Control Processes in Remembering, Asher Koriat
22. Long-Term Maintenance of Knowledge, Harry P. Bahrick
23. Remembering Spaces, Barbara Tversky
24. Memory for Emotional Events, Jonathan W. Schooler and Eric Eich
25. Memory Changes in Healthy Older Adults, David A. Balota, Patrick O. Dolan, and Janet M. Duchek
26. Memory in the Aging Brain, Nicole D. Anderson and Fergus I. M. Craik
27. Selective Memory Disorders, Andrew R. Mayes
28. Memory in the Dementias, John R. Hodges
Part IV: Organization of Memory
29. Neuroanatomy of Memory, Hans J. Markowitsch
30. The Medial Temporal Lobe and the Hippocampus, Stuart M. Zola and Larry R. Squire
31. Brain Imaging of Memory, Lars Nyberg and Roberto Cabeza
32. Event-Related Potential Studies of Memory
33. Psychopharmacological Perspectives on Memory, H. Valerie Curran
34 The Adaptive Nature of Memory. John R. Anderson and Lael J. Schooler
35. Memory Models, Roger Ratcliff and Gail McKoon
36. Connectionist Models of Memory, James L. McClelland
37. Episodic Memory and Autonoetic Awareness, Mark A. Wheeler
38. Theories of Memory and Consciousness, Morris Moscovitch
39. Memory Systems of 1999, Daniel L. Schacter, Anthony D. Wagner, and Randy L. Buckner
EPILOGUE, L. Weiskrantz
Subject Index
Name Index

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