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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory: An Introduction

Howard Eichenbaum


This book introduces the brain's remarkable capacity for memory. Like the first edition, this updated second edition begins with a history of memory research, starting with a ‘Golden Era’ at the turn of the 20th century, and progressing to our current understanding of the neurobiology of memory. Subsequent sections of the book discuss the cellular basis of memory, amnesia in humans and animals, the physiology of memory; declarative, procedural, and emotional memory systems; memory consolidation, and the control of memory by the prefrontal cortex. The book is organized into four sections, which ... More

Keywords: brain, memory, memory research, neurobiology of memory, amnesia, emotional memory systems, memory consolidation, control of memory, cognition, compartmentalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199778614
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778614.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Eichenbaum, author
Boston University