Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2020

456 Pages

7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781605359342

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The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Third Edition

Jerry W. Rudy

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

To understand how the brain learns and remembers requires an integration of psychological concepts and behavioral methods with mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and systems neuroscience. The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Third Edition, provides a synthesis of this interdisciplinary field. Each chapter makes the key concepts transparent and accessible to a reader with minimal background in either neurobiology or psychology and is extensively illustrated with full-color photographs and figures depicting important concepts and experimental data. The goal of this book remains the same as it was for the previous editions-to present a story of how memories are made. The story has three major parts, which have been expanded to include new chapters or reorganized to incorporate new findings and concepts.

New to this Edition:

  • An Enhanced eBook exclusively featuring the following student resources: Learning Objectives at the chapter level; Animations based on key textbook figures; a variety of multiple-choice self-assessment questions at the section level; and a complete set of flashcards to reinforce the key terms presented in each chapter
  • Many chapters have been extensively revised to accommodate new findings and provide more coherent views of their subjects. There are now separate chapters on the generation and stabilization of long-term memory; Consolidating LTP: Specific Mechanisms has been reconstructed to give proper treatment to the local events in the dendritic spine region that consolidate memories; and Maintaining Long-Term Potentiation has been revised to provide a broader view of the topic.
  • New chapters focus on recent advances in the neurobiology of forgetting (The Yin and Yang of Memory: Forgetting versus Maintenance), the search for engrams (Hunting for Engrams), and what happens to memories over time (When Memories Age)

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