The Oxford Handbook of Memory

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ENDEL TULVING (ED.), Fergus I. M. Craik
Oxford University Press, 2000 - Medical - 700 pages
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Written by the world's leading memory scientists in a highly accessible language, this volume brings together facts and theories of cognitive psychology; memory development in childhood and old age; memory impairment in brain injury and disease; the emergence of memory functions from the brain; as well as reviews of current behavioral, neuroimaging, and computer simulation theories of memory. philosophers and thinkers for hundreds of years. The last decades in particular have seen the emergence of a genuine science of memory, based first on behavioral studies and more recently on the new technologies of brain scanning. These recent studies have resulted in theories that are rich, complex, and far-reaching in their implications.
The Oxford Handbook of Memory lays out these theories, and the evidence on which the theories are based. The important new discoveries of the last few years are described, along with their consequences for professionals in the areas of law, engineering, and clinical medicine.
Endel Tulving and Fergus Craik, two world-class experts on memory, provide this handbook as a guide to the dynamic and exciting field of memory research. Individual chapters are written by eminent researchers who provide insight into their special areas, and outline challenges for the work that lies ahead.
The book is exhaustive in its coverage-examining such topics as the development of memory, the contents of memory, memory in the laboratory and in everyday use, memory in decline, the organization of memory, and theories of memory-making this book ideal for psychologists, memory researchers, neuroscientists, and graduate students of psychology.
  

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Contents

A Brief History of Memory Research
3
Concepts of Memory
33
Methods of Memory Research
45
Contingency Analyses of Memory
59
ShortTerm and Working Memory
77
Encoding and Retrieval of Information
93
Transfer and Expertise
109
Serial Learning Cognition and Behavior
125
LongTerm Maintenance of Knowledge
347
Remembering Spaces
363
Memory for Emotional Events
379
Memory Changes in Healthy Older Adults
395
Memory in the Aging Brain
411
Selective Memory Disorders
427
Memory in the Dementias
441
Neuroanatomy of Memory
465

Remembering Actions and Words
137
Distortions of Memory
149
Memory Judgments
165
Source Monitoring Attributing Mental Experiences
179
Metamemory Theory and Data
197
Recollection and Familiarity ProcessDissociation
215
Remembering and Knowing
229
Nonconscious Forms of Human Memory
245
Memory in Infancy and Early Childhood
267
Socialization of Memory
283
Memory and Theory of Mind
297
Remembering Life Experiences
315
Control Processes in Remembering
333
The Medial Temporal Lobe and the Hippocampus
485
Brain Imaging of Memory
501
EventRelated Potential Studies of Memory
521
Psychopharmacological Perspectives on Memory
539
The Adaptive Nature of Memory
557
Memory Models
571
Connectionist Models of Memory
583
Episodic Memory and Autonoetic Awareness
597
Theories of Memory and Consciousness
609
Memory Systems of 1999
627
Subject Index
649
Name Index
675
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Endel Tulving, Research Scientist, Rotman Research Institute. Fergus I. M. Craik, Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto.

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