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Brain and Memory : Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity - James L. McGaugh

Brain and Memory

Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

By: James L. McGaugh (Editor), Norman M. Weinberger (Editor), Gary Lynch (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 1995
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We are approaching the end of the first century of attempts to discover how the brain enables us to acquire, retain, and use information based on experience. The past several decades especially have witnessed an ever accelerating pace of research. This increase is due in large part to the development of new techniques for the analysis of brain and behavior. But, to a greater extent, these advances have been fueled by some seminal findings and the accumulation of knowledge based on systematic inquiry in many laboratories around the world. This important volume, authored by internationally renowned leaders in the field, is a progress report on this burgeoning work. What processes underlie the formation of new memories? What determines their strength? Where are the changes underlying memory located? In judging recent progress, this book looks at what we have learned about each of these questions. Furthermore, the contributors look at how these questions are rephrased and refined by new findings, hypotheses, and theories. Topics include: emotion and memory, aging and memory, plasticity of the cerebral cortex, and synaptic connectivity and memory. This book will be welcomed by neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, and cognitive scientists.

"Much of the material can be found scattered elsewhere, but there are at least two advantages of having it collected in this volume: the juxtapositioning of straight neuroscience and biomedical research, and the way the authors have structured an interplay of research reports with commentaries."--The Quarterly Review of Biology "Much of the material can be found scattered elsewhere, but there are at least two advantages of having it collected in this volume: the juxtapositioning of straight neuroscience and biomedical research, and the way the authors have structured an interplay of research reports with commentaries."--The Quarterly Review of Biology

PART 1: Emotion and Memory 1: Michael Davis, Serge Campeau, Munsoo Kim, and William A. Falls: Neural Systems of Emotion: The Amygdala's Role in Fear and Anxiety 2: Paul E. Gold: Modulation of Emotional and Non-Emotional Memories: Same Pharmacological Systems, Different Neuroanatomical Systems 3: Roger K. Pitman and Scott P. Orr: Psychophysiology of Emotional Memory Networks in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 4: Daniel Reisberg and Friderike Heuer: Emotion's Multiple Effects on Memory 5: Norman M. White: Emotional Memory: Conceptual and Methodological Issues PART 2: Aging and Memory 6: Michela Gallagher, Alan H. Nagahara, and Rebecca D. Burwell: Cognition and Hippocampal Systems in Aging: Animal Models 7: Vahram Haroutunian, W. Wallace, A.C. Santucci, and K.L. Davis: Animal Models of Multiple Neurotransmitter Interactions in Alzheimer's Disease 8: Retention of Function in the Aged Brain: The Pivotal Role of Beta-amylid Carl W. Cotman and Aileen J. Anderson 9: Fred H. Gage: Models of Age-Related Memory Decline 10: Caleb E. Finch: Non-Genetic Factors in the Individuality of Brain Aging: Cell Numbers, Developmental Environment, and Disease PART 3: Cortical Plasticity 11: Charles Gilbert and Corinna Darian-Smith: The Dynamic Nature of Adult Visual Cortex 12: Jon H. Kaas: The Plasticity of Sensory Representations in Adult Primates 13: Keisuke Toyama, Y. Komatsu, and M. Tanifuji: In Vitro Studies of Visual Cortical Plasticity 14: Mike Calford: Mechanisms of Learning, Memory, and Plasticity in Adult Sensory Cortex 15: Joaquin M. Fuster: Gradients of Cortical Plasticity 16: Carol A. Barnes, C.A. Erickson, S. Davis, and B.L. McNaughton: Hippocampal Synaptic Enhancement as a Basis for Learning and Memory: A Selected Review of Current Evidence from Behaving Animals 17: Serge Laroche, Valerie Doyere, Catherine Redini-Del Negro, and Francois Burette: Neural Mechanisms of Associative Memory: Role of Long-Term Potentiation 18: Ursula V. Staubli: Parallel Properties of LTP and Memory 19: Yadin Dudai: On the Relevance of LTP to Learning and Memory 20: C.R. Gallistel: Is LTP a Plausible Basis for Memory?

ISBN: 9780195082944
ISBN-10: 019508294X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st February 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.77