- Title Pages
- 1 From vision to action: how the primate brain encodes and remembers visuomotor space
- 2 Integrating information from different senses in the superior colliculus
- 3 Response synchronization, a neuronal code for relatedness
- 4 Visual attention in mind and brain
- 5 Predispositions in perceptual and cognitive development
- 6 Neural mechanisms of olfactory recognition memory
- 7 The neural basis of avian song learning and perception
- 8 The avian hippocampal formation and memory for hoarded food: spatial learning out in the real world
- 9 To consolidate or not to consolidate: what are the questions?
- 10 Genetic strategies for the study of hippocampal-based memory storage
- 11 Neuronal correlates of recognition memory
- 12 Skill learning: the role of the cerebellum
- 13 Brain systems and the regulation of memory consolidation
- 14 How the brain learns about danger
- 15 Models of memory: the case of imprinting
- 16 The hippocampus, perirhinal cortex and memory in the monkey
- 17 Functional neuroimaging and memory systems
- 18 To have but not to hold
- 19 In memory
- (p.87) Introduction
- Brain, Perception, Memory
Johan J. Bolhuis
- Oxford University Press
This chapter gives an overview of the strong controversies in the study of learning and memory. Here, a number of leading paradigms are reviewed that investigate the brain mechanisms of learning and memory at the level of molecules, neurons, and neuronal circuits. The chapters in this part of the book concentrate on mechanisms at the cellular and circuit level. Some experts have argued that such a localization of function is essential for a successful analysis of the neural mechanisms of learning and memory. Most agree that learning and memory involves changes in the connections between neurons. Information storage involves changes in the effectiveness of existing connections, a view later shared by Hebb. Hebb essentially suggested that information storage involved an increase in the area of contact between the pre- and postsynaptic neuron.
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