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The Neurobiology of Memory

Concepts, Findings, Trends

Yadin Dudai

Publication Date - September 1989

ISBN: 9780198542292

352 pages
Paperback

Retail Price to Students: $164.99

Reviews

"Dudai attempts to achieve two goals: to write a textbook on the neurobiology of learning and memory that is accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and to provide a reference text for neuroscientists interested in this field. In general, the book achieves both aims . . . . well written, extensively referenced, and thoughtful--an excellent acquisition for any upper division undergraduate or university library with clientele interested in the biology of behavior." --Choice

". . . Dudai's book represents a well-written and superbly illustrated up-to-date introduction to the neurobiology of memory which can serve as a valuable supplement to the more clinically orientated textbooks." --International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

"The product of a broad and intelligent understanding of the neurobiology of learning. The author has taken a bold step in incorporating many disparate views with his own, and has produced a stimulating and valuable guide to a theory of the neural basis of memory." --Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases

Table of Contents

    1. Some Basic Notions and their Ontogenesis
    2. Paradigms and Research Tools
    3. Biological Universals
    4. Cellular Mnemonic Devices Detected in Relatively Simple Nervous Systems: the Case of Aplysia
    5. Cellular Mnemonic Devices Detected in Relatively Simple Nervous Systems: The Case of Hermissenda
    6. A Cellular Mnemonic Device in the Mammalian Brain: Long-Term Potentiation
    7. A Different Approach: Neurogenetics
    8. On the Life Span of Molecules and Memories
    9. On the Complexity of International Representations
    10. In Search of the Topography of Engrams
    11. Fragments of Engrams and of Memory Systems in the Vertebrate Brain
    12. The Establishment of Innately Predisposed Representations in Sensitive Periods: Imprinting
    13. The Establishment of Innately Predisposed Representations in Sensitive Periods: Bird Song
    14. The Generation of Complex Internal Representations by Sensory Impressions and Their Use: Lessons from Monkeys and Vision
    15. The Generation of Complex Internal Representations by Sensory Impressions and Their Use: Amnesias, Further Clues to Our Own Memories
    16. Epilogue