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The Wiley Handbook on The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

ISBN: 978-1-118-33259-7
480 pages
June 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Wiley Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory presents a comprehensive overview of the latest, cutting-edge neuroscience research being done relating to the study of human memory and cognition.


  • Features the analysis of original data using cutting edge methods in cognitive neuroscience research
  • Presents a conceptually accessible discussion of human memory research
  • Includes contributions from authors that represent a “who’s who” of human memory neuroscientists from the U.S. and abroad
  • Supplemented with a variety of excellent and accessible diagrams to enhance comprehension


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Table of Contents

About the Editors vii

About the Contributors viii

Preface xv

1 What We Have Learned about Memory from Neuroimaging 1
Andrea Greve and Richard Henson

2 Activation and Information in Working Memory Research 21
Bradley R. Postle

3 The Outer Limits of Implicit Memory 44
Anthony J. Ryals and Joel L. Voss

4 The Neural Bases of Conceptual Knowledge: Revisiting a Golden Age Hypothesis in the Era of Cognitive Neuroscience 60
Timothy T. Rogers and Christopher R. Cox

5 Encoding and Retrieval in Episodic Memory: Insights from fMRI 84
Michael D. Rugg, Jeffrey D. Johnson, and Melina R. Uncapher

6 Medial Temporal Lobe Subregional Function in Human Episodic Memory: Insights from High ]Resolution fMRI 108
Jackson C. Liang and Alison R. Preston

7 Memory Retrieval and the Functional Organization of Frontal Cortex 131
Erika Nyhus and David Badre

8 Functional Neuroimaging of False Memories 150
Nancy A. Dennis, Caitlin R. Bowman, and Indira C. Turney

9 Déjà Vu: A Window into Understanding the Cognitive Neuroscience of Familiarity 172
Chris B. Martin, Chris M. Fiacconi, and Stefan Köhler

10 Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to Memory and Perception: Evidence from Amnesia 190
Danielle Douglas and Andy Lee

11 The Memory Function of Sleep: How the Sleeping Brain Promotes Learning 218
Alexis M. Chambers and Jessica D. Payne

12 Memory Reconsolidation 244
Almut Hupbach, Rebecca Gomez, and Lynn Nadel

13 Neural Correlates of Autobiographical Memory: Methodological Considerations 265
Peggy L. St. Jacques and Felipe De Brigard

14 Contributions of Episodic Memory to Imagining the Future 287
Victoria C. McLelland, Daniel L. Schacter, and Donna Rose Addis

15 Episodic Memory Across the Lifespan: General Trajectories and Modifiers 309
Yana Fandakova, Ulman Lindenberger, and Yee Lee Shing

16 The Development of Episodic Memory: Evidence from Event ]Related Potentials 326
Axel Mecklinger, Volker Sprondel, and Kerstin H. Kipp

17 Episodic Memory in Healthy Older Adults: The Role of Prefrontal and Parietal Cortices 347
M. Natasha Rajah, David Maillet, and Cheryl L. Grady

18 Relational Memory and its Relevance to Aging 371
Kelly S. Giovanello and Ilana T. Z. Dew

19 Memory for Emotional and Social Information in Adulthood and Old Age 393
Elizabeth A. Kensinger and Angela Gutchess

20 Episodic Memory in Neurodegenerative Disorders: Past, Present, and Future 415
Muireann Irish and Michael Hornberger

21 Memory Rehabilitation in Neurological Patients 434
Laurie A. Miller and Kylie A. Radford

Index 453

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Author Information

Audrey Duarte is an Assistant Professor in The School of Psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has published numerous EEG, fMRI, and neuropsychological studies related to age-related changes in episodic memory functioning and holds the current Early Career Goizueta Professor Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Morgan Barense is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2006. Dr. Barense has published extensively on how memory functions are organized within the human brain and how memory relates to other cognitive processes, such as perception. She has received many accolades for this work, including a Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and a Scholar Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation.

Donna Rose Addis is an Associate Professor and Rutherford Discovery Fellow in the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 2005 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. She has published 60 articles and chapters on autobiographical memory, future thinking and identity. Dr Addis has received a number of honours for her work in this area, including the prestigious New Zealand Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.


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“On the whole the book is well written.  It is a readable text, written in an engaging style.  This would be a useful addition to the library of anyone with an interest in memory.”  (The British Psychological Society, 1 October 2015)


The Handbook brings together an outstanding selection of chapters written by the world’s top researchers in the field of neural mechanisms of memory. The resulting collection provides a vivid, integrated picture of current work on this fundamental aspect of cognitive neuroscience.—Fergus Craik, Rotman Research Institute, Toronto

What happens when three young stars in the cognitive neuroscience of memory gather some of the best researchers of this field and ask them to write accessible and stimulating reviews of their favorite research topics? The result is a vivid portrayal of our discipline that works equally well as a textbook for graduate students, an update for professionals in related domains, and a source of inspiration for memory aficionados. The chapters provide superb summaries of all fundamental topics in the neuroscience of human memory, and at the same time, they cover novel methods and “hot” research topics. In sum, this book is a must-read for everyone interested in how the brain gives rise to our amazing memory abilities.—Roberto Cabeza, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

This is a wonderful and timely Handbook. Befitting current ideas of memory, it provides a comprehensive and incisive review of a diverse literature while anticipating new empirical and theoretical developments. The editors and contributors are at the top of their game - almost all came of age as cognitive neuroscience hit its stride, are steeped in its literature and techniques, yet remain sensitive to the interplay between cognitive and neuroscientific data and theories that exemplifies the best approach in our field.—Morris Moscovitch, Professor of  Psychology, University of Toronto

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