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Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

James L. McGaugh, Norman M. Weinberger, and Gary Lynch


This book looks at what we have learned over the last century in attempting to discover how the brain enables us to acquire, retain, and use information based on experiences. The major central questions posed in the book are: What processes underlie the formation of new memories? What processes determine the strength of memories? Where are the changes underlying memory located? The chapters in this book review recent progress in research investigating emotion and memory, aging and memory, plasticity of the cerebral cortex, and synaptic connectivity and memory. William James, Ivan Pavlov, Karl ... More

Keywords: memory, information, experiences, brain, emotion, aging, plasticity, cerebral cortex, synaptic connectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195082944
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082944.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James L. McGaugh, author

Norman M. Weinberger, author

Gary Lynch, author
University of California, Irvine

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