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Memory : Systems, Process, or Function? - Jonathan K. Foster


Systems, Process, or Function?

By: Jonathan K. Foster (Editor), Marko Jelicic (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9780198524069
Number Of Pages: 320

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A fascinating and illuminating debate on the cognitive architecture of long term memory. Is memory best regarded as comprising multiple independent systems, as a processing framework, tapped via different levels of processing, or as a complex function which can be used in a flexible task-appropriate manner? Also, how do researchers and theoreticians explain why certain individuals have better memories for some types of information such as names, faces, auditory, and visual information, than other individuals?
In Memory: Systems, Process, or Function? international researchers and theorists present stimulating, self-contained, and balanced summaries of the various theoretical and empirical positions that shape the most controversial and contested areas of psychology research today. Students and researchers alike in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and neuroanatomy will find this volume in The Oxford Debates in Psychology series and interesting and informative work. The book concludes with an integrated synopsis and appraisal of the different facets of this fascinating debate.

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Preface 1: J.K. Foster and M. Jelicic: Memory chapers, procedures, and processes 2: E. Tulving: Study of memory: processes and systems 3: H.L. Roediger, R. Buckner, K.B. McDermott: Components of processing 4: R.M. McDonald, A-M. Ergis, and G. Winocur: Functional dissociation of brain regions in learning and memory: evidence for multiple systems 5: T.A. Blaxton: Combining disruption and activation techniques to map conceptual and perceptual memory processes in the human brain 6: A.R. Mayes: How does the brain mediate our ability to remember? 7: M.S. Weldon: The memory chop shop: issues in the search for memory systems 8: J.D.E. Gabrieli: The architecture of human memory 9: J.P. Toth and R.R. Hunt: Not one versus many, but zero versus any: structure and function in the context of the multiple memory systems debate 10: A.J. Parkin: Component processes versus systems: Is there really an important difference?

ISBN: 9780198524069
ISBN-10: 0198524064
Series: Debates in Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.67  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.52

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