Memory : From Mind to Molecules

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  • Copyright: 2000-05-15
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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What is memory and where in the brain is it stored? How is memory storage accomplished? Two scientists responsible for some of the fundamental research in the field answer these key questions inMemory: From Mind to Molecules, the first book for a general readership to offer an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of memory from molecules and cells to brain systems and cognition.

Author Biography

Larry R. Squire, Ph.D., is a 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.

Eric R. Kandel, M.D., founded the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University in New York, where he is currently University Professor and Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratories. The coauthor of Principles of Neural Science, he has won many prestigious awards, including the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the National Medal of Science, and the Wolf Prize in Biology and Medicine.

Table of Contents

From Mind to Moleculesp. 1
Modifiable Synapses for Nondeclarative Memoryp. 23
Molecules for Short-Term Memoryp. 47
Declarative Memoryp. 69
Brain Systems for Declarative Memoryp. 83
A Synaptic Storage Mechanism for Declarative Memoryp. 109
From Short-Term Memory to Long-Term Memoryp. 129
Priming, Perceptual Learning, and Emotional Learningp. 157
Memory for Skills, Habits, and Conditioningp. 175
Memory and the Biological Basis of Individualityp. 195
Further Readingsp. 217
Sources of Illustrationsp. 219
Indexp. 225
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