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3rd Edition

Neuropsychology of Memory

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ISBN 9781572308985
Published July 3, 2003 by Guilford Press
519 Pages


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Book Description

This important reference and text brings together leading neuroscientists to describe approaches to the study of memory. Among major approaches covered are lesions; electrophysiology; single-unit recording; pharmacology; and molecular genetics. Chapters are organized into three sections, presenting state-of-the-art studies of memory in humans, nonhuman primates, and rodents and birds. Each chapter explicates the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the authors' research program, reviews the latest empirical findings, and identifies salient directions for future investigation. Included are more than 50 illustrations.

Table of Contents

I. Studies of Normal and Abnormal Memory in Humans
1. The Medial Temporal Lobe and Memory, Broadbent, Clark, Zola, and Squire
2. Exploring the Neural Bases of Complex Memory, Mayes
3. Impaired and Preserved Memory Processes in Amnesia, Verfaellie and Keane
4. Anterograde and Retrograde Amnesia Following Frontal Lobe, Temporal Lobe, or Diencephalic Lesions, Kopelman and Stanhope
5. Relational Binding Theory and the Role of Consolidation in Memory Retrieval, Shimamura
6. Cross-Cortical Consolidation as the Core Defect in Amnesia: Prospects for Hypothesis Testing with Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging, Paller
7. Developmental Amnesia: A Challenge to Current Models?, Baddeley
8. Impact of Temporal Lobe Amnesia, Aging, and Awareness on Human Eyeblink Conditioning, Disterhoft, Carrillo, Fortier, Gabrieli, Knuttinen, McGlinchey-Berroth, Preston, and Weiss
9. Memory Illusions in Amnesic Patients: Findings and Implications, Schacter, Verfaellie, and Koutstaal
10. The Neuropsychology of False Facial Recognition, Rapcsak, Nielsen, Glisky, and Kaszniak
11. The Role of the Basal Ganglia in Learning and Memory, Knowlton
12. Electrophysiological Studies of Retrieval Processing, Rugg, Herron, and Morcom
13. Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Memory Retrieval, McDermott and Buckner
14. Cognitive Control and Episodic Memory: Contributions from Prefrontal Cortex, Wagner
15. Where Encoding and Retrieval Meet in the Brain, Nyberg
16. Hippocampal Novelty Responses Studied with Functional Neuroimaging, Dolan and Strange
17. The Neural Basis of Working Memory Storage, Rehearsal, and Control Processes: Evidence from Patient and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies, D'Esposito and Postle
18. Functional Anatomy of Motor Skill Learning, Doyon and Ungerleider
19. Searching for the Neural Correlates of Object Priming, Martin and van Turennout
20. Neuropsychological Approaches to Preclinical Identification of Alzheimer's Disease, Albert and Moss
21. Memory Rehabilitation, Wilson
22. Circadian Rhythms and Memory in Aged Humans and Animals, Winocur and Hasher
II. Studies of Memory in Nonhuman Primates
23. Cortical Memory Systems in the Nonhuman Primate: An Anatomical and Physiological Perspective, Suzuki
24. Neuronal Representation of Visual Long-Term Memory and Its Top-Down Executive Processing, Takahashi and Miyashita
25. Multiple Neuronal Mechanisms for Memory in the Anterior Inferior Temporal Cortex of Monkeys, Buffalo and Desimone
26. The Medial Temporal Lobe Structures and Object Recognition Memory in Nonhuman Primates, Bachevalier, Nemanic, and Alvarado
27. Arbitrary Sensorimotor Mapping and the Life of Primates, Murray, Brasted, and Wise
III. Studies of Memory in Rodents and Birds
28. Declarative Memory: Cognitive Mechanisms and Neural Codes, Eichenbaum
29. Representation of Spatial Information by Dynamic Neuronal Circuits in the Hippocampus, Moser, Hollup, and Moser
30. Integrating Systems for Event Memory: Testing the Contribution of the Fornix, Aggleton and Brown
31. Subregional Analysis of Hippocampal Function in the Rat, Kesner, Gilbert, and Lee
32. How Sensory Experience Shapes Cortical Representations, Kilgard
33. The Basal Forebrain Cholinergic System and Memory: Beware of Dogma, Baxter and Murg

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Larry R. Squire, PhD, is Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.

Daniel L. Schacter, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.


This impressive third edition covers a wide range of topics in an ever more sophisticated field. The volume's scope and the care with which it has been edited will once again make it a well-thumbed standard on many a bookshelf. Written by leading international figures in memory research as well as up-and-coming young investigators, chapters examine current issues and debates in a refreshingly open manner. Resolving these areas of controversy will be the mainspring of future advances in the field.--Professor Richard Morris, DPhil, FRS, Department of Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, UK

The science of memory has made remarkable progress during recent years, largely because of its now firmer-than-ever connections to the brain. This outstanding volume provides up-to-date and highly authoritative coverage of the striking progress in the field, in the areas of neuroimaging of human memory, neuropsychological analyses of brain-damaged patients, and neurobiological studies of non-human primates and other animals. Written by leading experts at the cutting edge of contemporary research, the third edition of Neuropsychology of Memory, like its predecessors, will prove an indispensable guide for both novices and veterans in memory research.--Endel Tulving, PhD, Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest Centre