The Oxford Handbook of Memory

The Oxford Handbook of Memory

by Endel Tulving, Fergus I. Craik
     
 

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The strengths and weaknesses of human memory have fascinated people for hundreds of years, so it is not surprising that memory research has remained one of the most flourishing areas in science. During the last decade, however, a genuine science of memory has emerged, resulting in research and theories that are rich, complex, and far reaching in their implications

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The strengths and weaknesses of human memory have fascinated people for hundreds of years, so it is not surprising that memory research has remained one of the most flourishing areas in science. During the last decade, however, a genuine science of memory has emerged, resulting in research and theories that are rich, complex, and far reaching in their implications. Endel Tulving and Fergus Craik, both leaders in memory research, have created this highly accessible guide to their field. In each chapter, eminent researchers provide insights into their particular areas of expertise in memory research. Together, the chapters in this handbook lay out the theories and presents the evidence on which they are based, highlights the important new discoveries, and defines their consequences for professionals and students in psychology, neuroscience, clinical medicine, law, and engineering.

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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 (booknews.com)
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"Provides the reader with a sound and thorough grounding in current theoretical memory frameworks and the methodologies and empirical findings on which they are based . . . useful for advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, healthcare professionals such as physicians, and other professionals who may have relevant work-related interests, such as lawyers and social workers. Informed laypeople may well also find sections of this text to be quite accessible and without-doubt informative."--Brain

"The coverage in this book is extensive. Everything you wanted to know about the various leading-edge fields of human cognitive memory research is here, and written by eminent researchers." --Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

"An epic tome . . . 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

"Over 60 authors constitute a Who's Who in the field of memory, virtually guaranteeing that the reports are state of the art. Even specialists will benefit from the coverage of subjects in which they have expertise . . . there is no comprehensive, advanced textbook of memory currently on the market nor has there ever been one since the middle 1970s. The reason is simple: no one could possibly write one, certainly not one with the scope and level of information present in the OHM. This volume, then, fills a gap that has needed filling for years. For now, the OHM is the gold standard and all memory professionals are in debt of the editors and authors for its existence."--Canadian Psychology

"Summarizes the research findings over the past decades that comprise the new science of memory . . . 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." --SciTech Book News

". . . will be the standard source book in the field for years to come." --Tim Shallice, University College London

"The most important book on the subject ever published." --Michael S. Gazzaniga, Dartmouth University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195122657
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/04/2000
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
930,632
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 2.30(d)

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