Science of Memory

Science of Memory

  • Author : Henry L. Roediger III
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 0199727511

Science of Memory Book Description :

Scientists currently study memory from many different perspectives: neurobiological, ethological, animal conditioning, cognitive, behavioral neuroscience, social, and cultural. The aim of this book is to help initiate a new science of memory by bringing these perspectives together to create a unified understanding of the topic. The book began with a conference where leading practitioners from all these major approaches met to analyze and discuss 16 concepts that are crucial to our understanding of memory. Each of these 16 concepts is addressed in a section of the book, and in the 66 succinct chapters that fill these sections, a leading researcher addresses the section's concept by clearly stating his or her position on it, elucidating how it is used, and discussing how it should be used in future research. For some concepts, there is general agreement among practitioners from different fields and levels of analysis, but for others there is general disagreement and much controversy. A final chapter in each section, also written by a leading researcher, integrates the various viewpoints offered on the section's concept, then draws conclusions about the concept. This groundbreaking volume will be an indispensable reference for all the students and researchers who will build upon the foundation it provides for the new science of memory.

Moonwalking with Einstein
Score: 3.5
From 122 Ratings

Moonwalking with Einstein

  • Author : Joshua Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-03-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1101475978

Moonwalking with Einstein Book Description :

The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mechanisms of Memory

Mechanisms of Memory

  • Author : J. David Sweatt
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2003-11-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 0080521967

Mechanisms of Memory Book Description :

This book stands as the first unified overview of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying higher-order learning and memory. It integrates modern discoveries concerning learning and memory disorders such as mental retardation syndromes and Alzheimer's Disease, while also emphasizing the results gained from the cutting-edge research methodologies of genetic engineering, complex behavioral characterization, proteomics, and molecular biology. This book provides a foundation of experimental design that will be useful to all students pursuing an interest in laboratory research. This book is an enlightening and invaluable resource for anyone concerned with memory mechanisms. * Presents a unified view of memory mechanisms from behavior to genes and drawing examples from many different brain regions, types of learning, and various animal model systems * Includes numerous practical examples for the new investigator on how to implement research program in the area of learning and memory * Provides a balanced treatment of the strengths and weaknesses in modern experimental design

The Memory Illusion
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Memory Illusion

  • Author : Julia Shaw
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385685306

The Memory Illusion Book Description :

Forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr. Julia Shaw reveals why we are all unreliable narrators of our own life stories. Think you have a good memory? Think again. Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered occasional memory lapses, such as entering a room and immediately forgetting why, or suddenly being unable to recall the name of someone we've met dozens of times. But what if we have the potential for more profound errors of memory, even verging on outright fabrication and self-deception? In The Memory Illusion, forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr. Julia Shaw uses the latest research to show the astonishing variety of ways in which our brains can indeed be led astray. She shows why we can sometimes misappropriate other people's memories, subsequently believing them to be our own. She explains how police officers can imprison an innocent man for life on the basis of 300 denials and just one confession. She demonstrates the way radically false memories can be deliberately implanted, leading people to believe that they brutally murdered a loved one, or were abducted by aliens. And she reveals how, in spite of all this, we can improve our memory through simple awareness of its fallibility. Fascinating and unnerving in equal measure, The Memory Illusion offers a unique insight into the human brain, challenging you to question how much you can ever truly know about yourself.

Make It Stick
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Make It Stick

  • Author : Peter C. Brown
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674729018

Make It Stick Book Description :

Discusses the best methods of learning, describing how rereading and rote repetition are counterproductive and how such techniques as self-testing, spaced retrieval, and finding additional layers of information in new material can enhance learning.

Memory from A to Z

Memory from A to Z

  • Author : The Sara and Michael Sela Professor of Neurobiology Yadin Dudai
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053776772

Memory from A to Z Book Description :

"Memory from A to Z provides a unique, highly valuable introduction to the field of memory for students and researchers approaching the subject for the first time, while at the same time serving and stimulating the more experienced."--BOOK JACKET.

Shared Memory Application Programming

Shared Memory Application Programming

  • Author : Victor Alessandrini
  • Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128038208

Shared Memory Application Programming Book Description :

Shared Memory Application Programming presents the key concepts and applications of parallel programming, in an accessible and engaging style applicable to developers across many domains. Multithreaded programming is today a core technology, at the basis of all software development projects in any branch of applied computer science. This book guides readers to develop insights about threaded programming and introduces two popular platforms for multicore development: OpenMP and Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB). Author Victor Alessandrini leverages his rich experience to explain each platform’s design strategies, analyzing the focus and strengths underlying their often complementary capabilities, as well as their interoperability. The book is divided into two parts: the first develops the essential concepts of thread management and synchronization, discussing the way they are implemented in native multithreading libraries (Windows threads, Pthreads) as well as in the modern C++11 threads standard. The second provides an in-depth discussion of TBB and OpenMP including the latest features in OpenMP 4.0 extensions to ensure readers’ skills are fully up to date. Focus progressively shifts from traditional thread parallelism to modern task parallelism deployed by modern programming environments. Several chapter include examples drawn from a variety of disciplines, including molecular dynamics and image processing, with full source code and a software library incorporating a number of utilities that readers can adapt into their own projects. Designed to introduce threading and multicore programming to teach modern coding strategies for developers in applied computing Leverages author Victor Alessandrini's rich experience to explain each platform’s design strategies, analyzing the focus and strengths underlying their often complementary capabilities, as well as their interoperability Includes complete, up-to-date discussions of OpenMP 4.0 and TBB Based on the auth

The Oxford Handbook of Memory
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Oxford Handbook of Memory

  • Author : ENDEL TULVING (ED.)
  • Publisher : Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN 10 : 0195122658

The Oxford Handbook of Memory Book Description :

Memory research is one of the most fascinating and flourishing areas of science today. The Oxford Handbook of Memory tells us why. Written by the world's leading memory scientists in a highly accessible language, it brings together facts and theories of cognitive psychology; memory development in childhood and old age; memory impairment in brain injury and disease; the emergence of memory functions from the brain; as well as reviews of current behavioral, neuroimaging,and computer simulation theories of memory.



  • Author : Dmitri Nikulin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190463540

Memory Book Description :

In recent decades, memory has become one of the major concepts and a dominant topic in philosophy, sociology, politics, history, science, cultural studies, literary theory, and the discussions of trauma and the Holocaust. In contemporary debates, the concept of memory is often used rather broadly and thus not always unambiguously. For this reason, the clarification of the range of the historical meaning of the concept of memory is a very important and urgent task. This volume shows how the concept of memory has been used and appropriated in different historical circumstances and how it has changed throughout the history of philosophy. In ancient philosophy, memory was considered a repository of sensible and mental impressions and was complemented by recollection-the process of recovering the content of past thoughts and perceptions. Such an understanding of memory led to the development both of mnemotechnics and the attempts to locate memory within the structure of cognitive faculties. In contemporary philosophical and historical debates, memory frequently substitutes for reason by becoming a predominant capacity to which one refers when one wants to explain not only the personal identity but also a historical, political, or social phenomenon. In contemporary interpretation, it is memory, and not reason, that acts in and through human actions and history, which is a critical reaction to the overly rationalized and simplified concept of reason in the Enlightenment. Moreover, in modernity memory has taken on one of the most distinctive features of reason: it is thought of as capable not only of recollecting past events and meanings, but also itself. In this respect, the volume can be also taken as a reflective philosophical attempt by memory to recall itself, its functioning and transformations throughout its own history.

Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science

Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science

  • Author : Henri Cohen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-06-03
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 1276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128097663

Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science Book Description :

Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science, Second Edition presents the study of categories and the process of categorization as viewed through the lens of the founding disciplines of the cognitive sciences, and how the study of categorization has long been at the core of each of these disciplines. The literature on categorization reveals there is a plethora of definitions, theories, models and methods to apprehend this central object of study. The contributions in this handbook reflect this diversity. For example, the notion of category is not uniform across these contributions, and there are multiple definitions of the notion of concept. Furthermore, the study of category and categorization is approached differently within each discipline. For some authors, the categories themselves constitute the object of study, whereas for others, it is the process of categorization, and for others still, it is the technical manipulation of large chunks of information. Finally, yet another contrast has to do with the biological versus artificial nature of agents or categorizers. Defines notions of category and categorization Discusses the nature of categories: discrete, vague, or other Explores the modality effects on categories Bridges the category divide - calling attention to the bridges that have already been built, and avenues for further cross-fertilization between disciplines