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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory
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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory: An Introduction

Howard Eichenbaum

Abstract

This book details the brain's remarkable capacity for memory. The book is organized into sections corresponding to its four major themes: Connection considers how memory is based on alterations to the communication between nerve cells. Cognition discusses the fundamental psychological structure of memory. Compartmentalization involved the notion that the different forms of memory are accomplished by distinct brain systems. Consolidation refers to processes by which memories are transformed from a labile trace into a permanent store. The book provides insights into how memory works and how it i ... More

Keywords: memory, connection, cognition, compartmentalization, brain systems, behavior, emotion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195141740
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141740.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Eichenbaum, author