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On the intimate relationship between neurobiology and function in the theoretical analysis of human learning and memory

Markopoulos, G, Richardson-Klavehn, A, Bergström, Z, Magno, E, Sweeney-Reed, C and Wimber, M (2009) 'On the intimate relationship between neurobiology and function in the theoretical analysis of human learning and memory.' In: Neuroimaging of Human Memory: Linking cognitive process to neural systems. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199217298

Abstract

The first volume dedicated to exploring how neuroimaging data can help us understand the structure, function, and organisation of human memory Brings together groundbreaking research from leading specialists in the field Heavily illustrated in full colour In the past 20 years, neuroimaging has provided us with a wealth of data regarding human memory. However, to what extent can neuroimaging constrain, support or falsify psychological theories of memory? To what degree is research on the biological bases of memory actually guided by psychological theory? In looking at the close interaction between neuroimaging research and psychological theories of human memory, this book presents a state-of-the-art exploration of imaging research on human memory, along with accounts of the significance of these findings with regard to fundamental psychological questions. The book starts with a summary of some of the conceptual problems we face in understanding neuroimaging data. It then looks at the four areas of human memory research that have been most intensively studied with modern brain imaging tools - Learning and consolidation, Working memory control processes and storage, Long-term memory representations, and Retrieval control processes. Throughout, the book shows how brain imaging methods, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), can help us increase our knowledge of how human memory is organized, how memory representations are stored, consolidated and retrieved, and how access to memory contents is controlled.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 13:02
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 15:54
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/1049
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