Presenting the work of researchers who are at the forefront of the study of memory mechanisms, this volume addresses a wide range of topics including: physiological and biophysical studies of synaptic plasticity, neural models of information storage and recall, functional and structural considerations of amnesia in brain-damaged patients, and behavioral studies of animal cognition and memory. The book's coverage of diverse approaches to memory mechanisms is intended to help dissolve the borders between behavioral psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, and neurophysiology.
"…a useful contribution to our understanding of memory. Those memory researchers who are primarily involved in clinical research need, from time to time, to pay heed to basic biological findings, and this book serves a useful role in providing us with a helpful push in that direction."
Contents: Part I:Models of Neural Associativity. G. Lynch, R. Granger, U. Staubli, Long-Term Potentiation and the Structure of Memory. T.J. Teyler, A Model of Associative Interactions Mediated by N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Activation. Part II:Long-Term Potentiation in the Hippocampus. P. Andersen, Parameters Controlling the Induction of Long-Term Potentiation. W.C. Abraham, D.K. Bilkey, E.W. Kairiss, Long-Term Potentiation and Local Circuits in the Hippocampus. G. Buzsaki, F.H. Gage, Long-Term Potentiation: Does It Happen in the Normal Brain? When and How? Part III:EEG States and Memory. R.J. Racine, The Kindling Phenomenon: Epilepsy Model or Memory Model? (and Other Areas of Controversy). N. McNaughton, The Role of Hippocampal RSA: Spatial Memory Versus Anxiety. Part IV:Memory Disorders. R.G. Knight, B.E. Longmore, What Is an Amnesic? H.J. Markowitsch, Memory Disorders After Diencephalic Damage. J.A. Ogden, S. Corkin, Memories of H.M. Part V:Memory Models and Processes. W.E. Hockley, Interrogating Memory: A Decision Model for Recognition and Judgment of Frequency. A.A. Wright, Concept Learning by Monkeys and Pigeons. D.C. McCarthy, J.A. Nevin, The Consequences of Remembering. Part VI:Mechanisms of Nonhuman Memory. W.K. Honig, Structure and Function in the Spatial Memory of Animals. P.J. Urcuioli, A Search for Anticipatory Codes in Pigeon Working Memory.