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Human Organic Memory Disorders : Problems in the Behavioural Sciences - Andrew R. Mayes

Human Organic Memory Disorders

Problems in the Behavioural Sciences

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Published: 19th December 1988
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After first considering the problems involved in assessing memory, Professor Mayes provisionally advances a taxonomy of elementary memory disorders and, for each in turn, reviews both the specific processes that are disrupted and the lesions responsible for the disruption. These disorders include short-term memory deficits, deficits in previously well-established memory, memory deficits caused by frontal lobe lesions, the organic amnesias, and disorders of conditioning and skill acquisition. Mayes argues that the memory deficits found in several neurological and psychiatric syndromes comprise concurring elementary memory disorders. Finally, he outlines the implications of his taxonomy for our understanding of normal memory.

"...Mayes's book now stands as the definitive analysis of human memory disorders." Quarterly Review of Biology "...a clear and comprehensive book on a most difficult subject." American Journal of Psychiatry

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Healthy and pathological memory: the underlying mechanismsp. 1
The assessment of memory disordersp. 36
Disorders of short-term memoryp. 55
Disorders of previously well-established memoryp. 76
The memory problems caused by frontal lobe lesionsp. 102
Organic amnesiap. 124
Animal and biochemical models of amnesiap. 195
Less well-characterized memory disordersp. 240
Overviewp. 261
Glossaryp. 271
Bibliographyp. 279
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780521348799
ISBN-10: 052134879X
Series: Problems in the Behavioural Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 19th December 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46