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9780716760375

Memory From Mind to Molecules

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  • ISBN13:

    9780716760375

  • ISBN10:

    0716760371

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-05-15
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman
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Summary

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 in Memory, 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 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. He has received many awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association.

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. 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

Preface ix
From Mind to Molecules
1(22)
Modifiable Synapses for Nondeclarative Memory
23(24)
Molecules for Short-Term Memory
47(22)
Declarative Memory
69(14)
Brain Systems for Declarative Memory
83(26)
A Synaptic Storage Mechanism for Declarative Memory
109(20)
From Short-Term Memory to Long-Term Memory
129(28)
Priming, Perceptual Learning, and Emotional Learning
157(18)
Memory for Skills, Habits, and Conditioning
175(20)
Memory and the Biological Basis of Individuality
195(22)
Further Readings 217(2)
Sources of Illustrations 219(6)
Index 225

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