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The Cognitive Neuroscience of MemoryAn Introduction$
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Howard Eichenbaum

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199778614

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778614.001.0001

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Introduction: Four Themes in Research on the Neurobiology of Memory

Introduction: Four Themes in Research on the Neurobiology of Memory

(p.1) 1 Introduction: Four Themes in Research on the Neurobiology of Memory
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

Howard Eichenbaum

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces some of the philosophical and historical underpinnings of research on the biological bases of memory. It begins by presenting four central themes that have guided memory research for over a hundred years: connection, cognition, compartmentalization, and consolidation. Substantial preliminary evidence regarding each of these themes emerged during a ‘Golden Era’ for neuroscience in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. A brief introduction to some of these accomplishments provides the background for a subsequent, more detailed summary of progress on each of the four central themes in the remainder of the book.

Keywords:   memory, connection, cognition, compartmentalization, consolidation, neuroscience

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