Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference. Edition No. 2

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  • Book
  • 2402 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference, Second Edition is the authoritative resource for scientists and students interested in all facets of learning and memory. This updated edition includes chapters that reflect the state-of-the-art of research in this area. Coverage of sleep and memory has been significantly expanded, while neuromodulators in memory processing, neurogenesis and epigenetics are also covered in greater detail. New chapters have been included to reflect the massive increase in research into working memory and the educational relevance of memory research. No other reference work covers so wide a territory and in so much depth.

  • Provides the most comprehensive and authoritative resource available on the study of learning and memory and its mechanisms
  • Incorporates the expertise of over 150 outstanding investigators in the field, providing a 'one-stop' resource of reputable information from world-leading scholars with easy cross-referencing of related articles to promote understanding and further research
  • Includes further reading for each chapter that helps readers continue their research
  • Includes a glossary of key terms that is helpful for users who are unfamiliar with neuroscience terminology
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Volume One: Learning Theory and Behavior Types of memory Retrieval from memory Perceptual learning Extinction Cognitive dimension of operant learning Concept and category learning in animals Learning and representation Attention and memory in mammals and primates Transmission of acquired information in nonhuman primates Adaptive Specializations and Generality of the Laws of Classical and Instrumental Conditioning

Volume Two: Cognitive Psychology of Memory Encoding and Retrieval Episodic and semantic memory Context and memory Implicit vs explicit memory Working memory (n ± 2) Working memory and intelligence The adaptive character of memory Attention and Memory Spatial Memory Signal detection theories of recognition memory

Volume Three: Memory Systems Introduction and Overview Multiple Memory Systems in the Brain:  Cooperation and Competition Anatomy of the hippocampus and the Declarative memory system Declarative Memory System:  Amnesia Neural substrates of remembering- Electroencephalographic Studies Structural basis of Episodic memory Structural basis of Semantic memory Schemas Neurobiology of Recognition and Memory Contribution of functional imaging to understanding human memory processes

Volume Four: Mechanisms of Memory Overview and Organization Molecular Studies of Learning and Memory in Aplysia and the Hippocampus Molecular Mechanisms of learning in C. elegans Cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory in molluscs Cellular and molecular mechanism of Associative Learning
Bee Multiple memory phases Neural circuits of fear memory Cellular and molecular mediation of reward Reward mechanisms and drug addiction Molecular and cellular aspects of memory dysfunction in aging

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