This work is a collection of theoretical statements from a broad range of memory researchers. Each chapter was derived from a presentation given at the 2nd International Conference on Memory, held at Abano Termi, Italy, 15th to 19th July 1996. The contributions cover imagery, implicit and explicit memory, encoding and retrieval processes, neuroimaging, age- related changes in memory, development of conceptual knowledge, spatial memory, the ecological approach to memory, processes mediating false memories, and cognitive models of memory.
An associative theory of implicit and explicit memory, G.H. Bower; encoding and retrieval processes - similarities and differences, F.I.M. Craik, M. Naveh-Benjamin, N.D. Anderson; memory imagery - a visual trace is not a mental image, C. Cornoldi, R. de Beni, F. Giusberti, M. Massironi; imaginary memories, E.F. Loftus; the rise and fall of semantic memory, J.M. Mandler; stories, selves and schemata - a review of ecological findings, U. Neisser; associative processes in false recall and false recognition, H.L. Roediger III, K.B. McDermott, K.J. Robinson; the functional imaging of recall, T. Shallice, P. Fletcher, R. Dolan; three dimensions of spatial cognition, B. Tversky. Part contents..