Memory and brain

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Oxford University Press, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 315 pages
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Written by a leading neuropsychologist, this book brings together the widely scattered psychological and neurobiological work on memory to create a definitive overview of current knowledge. Reflecting the many levels of analysis at which this work is taking place, the book proceeds from the synapse to a review of the function and structure of neural systems and the organization of cognition. Throughout, the author places current research in historical perspective, and identifies major ideas and themes that have emerged in recent years in order to provide a solid foundation for future investigations. The book is amply illustrated and contains a useful glossary. It will be of use in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on memory, and to psychologists and neuroscientists desiring an account of memory that is informed equally by cognitive and neurobiological insights.

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From Synapses to Behavior
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Memory as Synaptic Change
10
Memory and the Developing Nervous System
23
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About the author (1987)

Larry R. Squire is professor of psychiatry, neurosciences, and psychology at the University of California School of Medicine, San Diego, and Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego. The author of Memory and Brain, he has received many awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association and the Karl Lashey Prize from the American Philosophical Society.