Originally published in 1979, this book contains papers presented at a conference held in 1977 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the University of Uppsala. Beyond the commemoration, the main reason for this conference was to get students of memory together to discuss and evaluate the memory research that had already been carried out, was presently underway and to speculate about the type of research in this area that would be carried out in the future. The contributors were specifically asked to concentrate on overall theoretical and metatheoretical questions at the cost of empirical problems. With chapters from many of the leading experts in the field this is an opportunity to enjoy some of their early insights.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part 1: Introduction 1. Lars-Göran Nilsson Functions of Memory Part 2: Conceptual Perspectives 2. Endel Tulving Memory Research: What King of Progress? 3. W.K. Estes On the Descriptive and Explanatory Functions of Theories of Memory 4. D. Alan Allport Conscious and Unconscious Cognition: A Computational Metaphor for the Mechanism of Attention and Integration Part 3: Perceptual Perspectives 5. Gunnar Johansson Memory Functions in Visual Event Perception 6. Bennet B. Murdock, Jr. Convolution and Correlation in Perception and Memory 7. Donald A. Norman Perception, Memory, and Mental Process 8. Fergus I. M. Craik and Larry L. Jacoby Elaboration and Distinctiveness in Episodic Memory 9. M.T. Turvey and Robert Shaw The Primacy of Perceiving: An Ecological Reformulation of Perception for Understanding Memory Part 4: Biological Perspectives 10. Holger Hydén Learning as Differentiation of Brain Cell Protein 11. David H. Ingvar Patterns of Activity in the Cerebral Cortex Related to Memory Functions 12. Tim Shallice Neuropsychological Research and the Fractionation of Memory Systems 13. Alexander R. Luria Neuropsychology of Complex Forms of Human Memory Part 5: Reality Perspectives 14. George Mandler Organization and Repetition: Organizational Principles with Special Reference to Rote Learning 15. Walter Kintsch and Douglas Vipond Reading Comprehension and Readability in Educational Practice and Psychological Theory 16. Alan Baddeley Applied Cognitive and Cognitive Applied Psychology: The Case of Face Recognition. Author Index. Subject Index.