Working memory has been one of the most intensively studied systems in cognitive psychology. It is only relatively recently however that researchers have been able to study the neural processes might underlye working memory, leading to a proliferation of research in this domain.
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory brings together world class researchers from around the world to summarize our current knowledge of this field, and directions for future research. An historical opening chapter by Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch sets the context for the subsequent chapters. The scope of the book is exceptionally broad, providing a showcase for leading edge research on all contemporary concepts of working memory, using techniques from experimental psychology, from single cell recording, from neuropsychology, from cognitive neuroimaging and from computational modelling.
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory will be an important reference text for all those seeking an authoritative and comprehensive synthesis of this field.
The authors have done an outstanding job of bringing together a series of interesting chapters on WM. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in the current state of the field. * ScienceDirect *
Robert H Logie, Naoyuki Osaka and Mark D'Esposito: Working memory capacity, control, components, and theory: an editorial overview
1: Alan Baddeley & Graham Hitch: Working memory: past, present... and future?
2: Meredyth Daneman & Brenda Hannon: What do working memory span tasks like reading span really measure?
3: Nelson Cowan, Candice C Morey, Zhijian Chen & Michael Bunting: What do estimates of working memory capacity tell us?
4: Pierre Barrouillet & Valérie Camos: The time-based resource-sharing model of working memory
5: Paul Verhaeghen, John Cerella, Chandramallika Basak, Kara Bopp, Yanmin Zhang & William J Hoyer: The ins and outs of working memory: dynamic processes associated with focus switching and search
6: Mariko Osaka & Naoyuki Osaka: Neural bases of focusing attention in working memory: an fMRI study based on individual differences
7: Robert H Logie & Simon C Duff: Separating processing from storage in working memory operation span
8: Stephan Lewandowsky, Tarryn Wright & Gordon D A Brown: The interpretation of temporal isolation effects
9: Gerald Tehan & Kaye Mills: Working memory and short-term memory storage: what does backward recall tell us?
10: Ian Neath & Aimée M Surprenant: Accounting for age-related differences in working memory using the feature model
11: Randi C Martin & A Cris Hamilton: Implications from cognitive neuropsychology for models of short-term and working memory
12: Adam Gazzaley & Mark D'Esposito: Top-down modulation in visual working memory
13: Shintaro Funahashi: General-purpose working memory system and functions of the dorsolateral preforontal cortex
14: David G Pearson: Visuo-spatial rehearsal processes in working memory
15: André Vandierondonck, Arnaud Szmalec, Maud Deschuyteneer & Ann Depoorter: Towards a multicomponent view of executive control: the case of response selection
16: Graeme S Halford, Steven Phillips, William H Wilson, Julie McCredden, Glenda Andrews, Damian Birney, Rosemary Baker & John D Bain: Relational processing is fundamental to the central executive and it is limited to four variables
17: Bart Rypma: A neural efficiency hypothesis of age-related changes in human working memory performance
18: Petter Marklund & Lars Nyberg: Intersecting the divide between working memory and episodic memory: evidence from sustained and transient brain activity patterns
19: Bradley R Postle: 'Activated long-term memory'? The bases of representation in working memory
20: Klaus Oberauer: Activation, binding and selective access - an embedded three-component framework for working memory
21: Susan M Courtney, Jennifer K Roth & Joseph B Sala: A hierarchical biased-competition model of domain-dependent working memory mainatenance and executive control
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st July 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 17.5
Weight (kg): 0.87