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The Memory Process : Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives - Suzanne Nalbantian

The Memory Process

Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

By: Suzanne Nalbantian (Editor), Paul M. Matthews (Editor), James L. McClelland (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9780262014571
Number Of Pages: 448
For Ages: 18+ years old

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"The Memory Process" offers a groundbreaking, interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of human memory, with contributions from both neuroscientists and humanists. The first book to link the neuroscientific study of memory to the investigation of memory in the humanities, it connects the latest findings in memory research with insights from philosophy, literature, theater, art, music, and film. Chapters from the scientific perspective discuss both fundamental concepts and ongoing debates from genetic and epigenetic approaches, functional neuroimaging, connectionist modeling, dream analysis, and neurocognitive studies. The humanist analyses offer insights about memory from outside the laboratory: a taxonomy of memory gleaned from modernist authors including Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and William Faulkner; the organization of memory, seen in drama ranging from "Hamlet" to "The Glass Menagerie;" procedural memory and emotional memory in responses to visual art; music's dependence on the listener's recall; and the vivid renderings of memory and forgetting in such films as "Memento" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." The chapters from the philosophical perspective serve as the bridge between science and the arts. The volume's sweeping introduction offers an integrative merging of neuroscientific and humanistic findings. Contributors: John Bickle, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Valerie Doyere, Yadin Dudai, Atillio Favorini, John Burt Foster, David Freedberg, Walter Glannon, Robert Stickgold, David Hertz, William Hirstein, Joseph LeDoux, Paul Matthews, James L. McClelland, Suzanne Nalbantian, Isabelle Peretz, Alan Richardson, Edmund Rolls, Severine Samson, Alcino Silva, Barbara Tillmann, Fernando Vidal

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[A]n intriguing and well-written book that provides a groundbreaking overview of diverse approaches to understanding memory that sets the agenda for an interdisciplinary approach to the topic.... We highly recommend this pioneering book to anyone interested in the nature of memory.

-Liane Gabora & Apara Ranjan, PsycCRITIQUES
[A]n intriguing and well-written book that provides a groundbreaking overview of diverse approaches to understanding memory that sets the agenda for an interdisciplinary approach to the topic.... We highly recommend this pioneering book to anyone interested in the nature of memory.

-Liane Gabora & Apara Ranjan, PsycCRITIQUES * Reviews *

ISBN: 9780262014571
ISBN-10: 0262014572
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.74