This book brings together some of the best known experts in their fields to offer a cross-disciplinary summary of current research on human memory. More than this however, the book pays tribute to the work of Lars-Göran Nilsson and his many contributions to the psychology of human memory.
The book is divided into three subsections: General Issues in Human Memory, Memory and Aging, and Memory and the Brain. These sections represent the three cornerstones in Lars-Göran's scientific career and comprise contributions from senior collaborators, colleagues and former students.
Areas of discussion include:
Covering a broad range of topics, Memory, Aging and the Brain will be of great interest to all those involved in the study and research of human memory.
"Memory, Aging and the Brain presents well-documented research that is a valuable contribution to science. The publication will be of greatest interest to those involved in the research of human memory." - Christen Smith, Gallaudet University, USA, in Activities, Adaptation & Aging
"This text has assembled some of the most accomplished scientists in the neurosciences and the result is a thorough, well written, authoritative text on memory in the aging brain. The chapters are a pleasure to read and will undoubtedly prove to be a valuable contribution to science." - Robert J. Spencer, Psychology Service, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System & Linas A. Bieliauskas, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Part 1. Introduction. Bäckman, Nyberg, Introduction. Part 2. Memory. Baddeley, Long-term and Working Memory: How Do They Interact? Roediger III, Zaromb, Memory for Actions: How Different? Magnussen, Greenlee, Baumann, Endestad, Visual Perceptual Memory. Mäntylä, Remembering In Time: Cognitive Control of Time Keeping. Tulving, How Do Brains Detect Novelty? Part 3. Aging. Craik, Bialystok, Bilingualism and Aging: Costs and Benefits. Herlitz, Lovén, Thilers, Rehnman, Sex Differences in Episodic Memory: The Where but Not the Why. Dixon, An Epidemiological Approach to Cognitive Health in Aging. Lövdén, Decline-Induced Plastic Changes of Brain and Behavior in Aging. Bäckman, Nyberg, Dopamine, Cognition, and Human Aging: New Evidence and Ideas. Part 4. The Brain. Öhman, Post-Traumatic Fear Memories: Analyzing a Case-Study of a Sexual Assault. Brand, Markowitsch, Environmental Influences on Autobiographical Memory: The Mnestic Block Syndrome. Rönnberg, Rudner, Foo, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Signed Language: Applications to a Working Memory System for Sign and Speech. Näätänen, Kreegipuu, The Mismatch Negativity (MMN) as an Index of Different Forms of Memory in Audition. Lind, Nyberg, Imaging Genomics: Brain Alterations Associated with the APOE Genotype.