Concise Learning and Memory: The Editor's Selection

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John H. Byrne
Academic Press, 2009 - Medical - 872 pages
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The study of learning and memory is a central topic in neuroscience and psychology. Many of the basic research findings are directly applicable in the treatment of diseases and aging phenomena, and have found their way into educational theory and praxis. Concise Learning and Memory represents the best 30 chapters from Learning and Memory: A comprehensive reference (Academic Press March 2008), the most comprehensive source of information about learning and memory ever assembled, selected by one of the most respective scientists in the field, John H. Byrne. This concise version provides a truly authoritative collection of overview articles representing fundamental reviews of our knowledge of this central cognitive function of animal brains. It will be an affordable and accessible reference for scientists and students in all areas of neuroscience and psychology. There is no other single-volume reference with such authority and comprehensive coverage and depth currently available.



* Represents an authoritative selection of the fundamental chapters from the most comprehensive source of information about learning and memory ever assembled, Learning and Memory - A comprehensive reference (Academic Press Mar 2008)
* Representing outstanding scholarship, each chapter is written by a leader in the field and an expert in the topic area
* All topics represent the most up to date research
* Full color throughout, heavily illustrated
* Priced to provide an affordable reference to individuals and workgroups
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 A Typology of Memory Terms
1
Amnesia
15
Cooperation and Competition
27
Chapter 4 Implicit Memory and Priming
65
Chapter 5 Semantic Memory
87
Chapter 6 Structural Basis of Semantic Memory
111
An Evolving Concept
129
Chapter 8 Working Memory
149
Chapter 21 Neural and Molecular Mechanisms of Fear Memory
429
Molecular Mechanisms
465
Chapter 23 Theory of Reward Systems
483
Chapter 24 The Molecular Mechanisms of Reward
503
Chapter 25 Neurophysiology of Motor Skill Learning
527
Chapter 26 The Role of Sleep in Memory Consolidation
547
Chapter 27 Memory Modulation
571
Chapter 28 MemoryEnhancing Drugs
605

Chapter 9 Prefrontal Cortex and Memory
169
Chapter 10 Anatomy of the Hippocampus and the Declarative Memory System
189
A Candidate Cellular Mechanism for Information Storage in the CNS
209
Chapter 12 LTD Synaptic Depression and Memory Storage
241
Chapter 13 ActivityDependent Structural Plasticity of Dendritic Spines
281
Chapter 14 Plasticity of Intrinsic Excitability as a Mechanism for Memory Storage
307
Chapter 15 Neural Computation Theories of Learning
317
Chapter 16 Computational Models of Hippocampal Functions
331
Chapter 17 Neurobiology of Procedural Learning in Animals
357
Invertebrate
373
Chapter 19 Cellular Mechanisms of Associative Learning in Aplysia
395
Classical Conditioning
403
Behavioral Mechanisms and Their Implications
627
Historical Perspective and Theoretical Aspects
649
Chapter 31 Retrieval from Memory
665
Chapter 32 False Memories
687
Chapter 33 Molecular Aspects of Memory Dysfunction in Alzheimers Disease
705
Chapter 34 Developmental Disorders of Learning
755
Chapter 35 Angelman Syndrome
769
Chapter 36 Epigenetics Chromatin Structure and Rett Syndrome
781
Chapter 37 Neurogenesis
801
Index
821
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The June and Virgil Waggoner Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Byrne is an internationally acclaimed Neuroscientist. He received his PhD under the direction of Noble Prize winner, Eric Kandel. Dr. Byrne is a prolific author and Editor-in-Chief of Learning and Memory (CSHP).

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