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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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Memory

Memory

Chapter:
(p.11) Part 1 Memory
Source:
Science of Memory: Concepts
Author(s):

Yadin Dudai

Morris Moscovitch

Daniel L. Schacter

Richard G. M. Morris

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310443.003.0002

This part presents four chapters on the concept of memory. The first argues that memory illustrates how a concept—itself a mental construct—can guide research by pointing toward the importance of understanding how information is represented in the nervous system, as a prerequisite for understanding how this information changes as a consequence of experience and how the change persists over time. The second presents a definition of memory that places as much weight on retrieval processes as on storage. The third focuses on delineating a core concept of memory. The fourth chapter presents a synthesis of the chapters in this part.

Keywords:   concepts, representations, engrams, memory processing, mental construct

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