The Oxford Handbook of Memory

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Endel Tulving, Fergus I. M. Craik
Oxford University Press, May 5, 2005 - Psychology - 720 pages
The strengths and weaknesses of human memory have fascinated people for hundreds of years, so it is not surprising that memory research has remained one of the most flourishing areas in science. During the last decade, however, a genuine science of memory has emerged, resulting in research and theories that are rich, complex, and far reaching in their implications. Endel Tulving and Fergus Craik, both leaders in memory research, have created this highly accessible guide to their field. In each chapter, eminent researchers provide insights into their particular areas of expertise in memory research. Together, the chapters in this handbook lay out the theories and presents the evidence on which they are based, highlights the important new discoveries, and defines their consequences for professionals and students in psychology, neuroscience, clinical medicine, law, and engineering.
 

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Contents

Contributors
A Brief History of Memory Research
Robert S Lockhart
Michael J Kahana
ShortTerm and Working Memory
Encoding and Retrieval of Information
Transfer and Expertise
Cognition and Behavior
Remembering Spaces
Memory for Emotional Events
Memory Changes in Healthy Older Adults
Memory in the Aging Brain
Andrew R Mayes
Neuroanatomy of Memory
The Medial Temporal Lobe and the Hippocampus
Brain Imaging of Memory

Remembering Actions and Words
Distortions of Memory
Karen J Mitchell Marcia K Johnson
Theory and Data
ProcessDissociation
Remembering and Knowing
Nonconscious Forms of Human Memory
Memory in Infancy and Early Childhood
Socialization of Memory
Memory and Theory of Mind
Remembering Life Experiences
Control Processes in Remembering
LongTerm Maintenance of Knowledge
EventRelated Potential Studies of Memory
Psychopharmacological Perspectives on Memory
The Adaptive Nature of Memory
Memory Models
Connectionist Models of Memory
Episodic Memory and Autonoetic Awareness
Theories of Memory and Consciousness
Memory Systems of 1999
EPILOGUE
Subject Index
Name Index
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