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Science of Memory: Concepts$
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Henry L. Roediger, Yadin Dudai, and Susan M. Fitzpatrick

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310443

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310443.001.0001

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Phylogeny and evolution

Phylogeny and evolution

(p.365) Part 16 Phylogeny and evolution
Science of Memory: Concepts

Nicola S. Clayton

Randolf Menzel

Stanley B. Klein

Sara J. Shettleworth

Oxford University Press

This part presents four chapters on the concepts of phylogeny and evolution. The first focuses on three key evolutionary concepts which have important implications for memory research: homology and convergence, ontogeny, and adaptive specializations. The second evaluates comparative studies on the evolutionary processes of learning and memory. The third argues that a number of computational processes—the ability to self-reflect, a sense of personal agency/ownership and an awareness of the self as being situated within a temporal framework—are involved in the transformation of declarative knowledge into an autobiographical memorial experience. The fourth chapter presents a synthesis of the chapters in this part.

Keywords:   homology, convergence, ontogeny, adaptive specialization, memory

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