Gluck, Mercado and Myers’s Learning and Memory is the first textbook developed from its inception to reflect the convergence of brain studies and behavioral approaches in modern learning and memory research incorporating findings both in animals and humans. Each chapter integrates coverage of both human memory and animal learning, with separate sections specifically devoted to behavioral processes, brain systems, and clinical perspectives.
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Mark A. Gluck is a Professor of Neuroscience at Rutgers University–Newark, co-director of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers–Newark, and publisher of the project’s public health newsletter, Memory Loss and the Brain. His research focuses on the neural bases of learning and memory, and the consequences of memory loss due to aging, trauma, and disease. He is co-author of Gateway to Memory: An Introduction to Neural Network Modeling of the Hippocampus and Learning (MIT Press, 2001). In 1996, he was awarded an NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Bill Clinton. That same year, he received the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguish Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology. Eduardo Mercado is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. His research focuses on how different brain systems interact to develop representations of experienced events, and how these representations change over time. Dr. Mercado currently uses techniques from experimental psychology, computational neuroscience, electrical engineering, and behavioral neuroscience to explore questions about auditory learning and memory in rodents, cetaceans, and humans. Catherine E. Myers is a Research Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University–Newark, co-director of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers–Newark, and Editor-in-Chief of the project’s public health newsletter, Memory Loss and the Brain. Her research includes both computational neuroscience and experimental psychology, and focuses on human memory, specifically on memory impairments following damage to the hippocampus and associated brain structures. She is co-author of Gateway to Memory: An Introduction to Neural Network Modeling of the Hippocampus and Learning (MIT Press, 2001) and author of Delay Learning in Artificial Neural Networks (Chapman and Hall, 1992).
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Book Description Worth Publishers, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. The Psychology of Learning and Memory 1.1. Philosophy of Mind Box 1-1: Learning and Memory in Everyday Life: Top Ten Tips for a Better Memory A. Aristotle and Associationism B. Descartes and Dualism C. John Locke and Empiricism D. William James and Models of Association 1.2. Evolution and Natural Selection A. Erasmus Darwin and Early Proponents of Evolution B. Charles Darwin and the Theory of Natural Selection C. Francis Galton: Variability of Nature Box 1-2: Unsolved Mysteries: Can Learning Influence Evolution 1.3. The Birth of Experimental Psychology A. Hermann Ebbinghaus and Human Memory Experiments B. Ivan Pavlov and Animal Learning Experiments C. Edward Thorndike: Law of Effect 1.4. The Reign of Behaviorism A. John Watson and Behaviorism B. Clark Hull and Mathematical Models of Learning C. B. F. Skinner: Radical Behaviorism D. Edward Tolman: Cognitive Maps 1.5. The Cognitive Approach A. W. K. Estes and Mathematical Psychology B. Gordon Bower: Learning by Insight C. George Miller and Information Theory D. Herbert Simon and Symbol-Manipulation Models E. David Rumelhart and Connectionist Models 2. The Neuroscience of Learning and Memory 2.1. A Quick Tour of the Brain A. The Brain and Nervous System B. Observing Brain Structure and Function 2.2 From Brain to Behavior A. Information Pathways in the Central Nervous System B. Observing Brain Systems in Action Box 2-1: Unsolved Mysteries: What Do Functional Imaging Methods Really Measure? 2.3 Learning and Synaptic Plasticity A. The Neuron B. Measuring and Manipulating Neural Activity Box 2-2: Learning and Memory in Everyday Life: Can a Pill Improve Your Memory? C. Synaptic Plasticity 3. Episodic and Semantic Memory: Memory for Facts and Events 3.1. Behavioral Processes A. Episodic (event) and Semantic (fact) Memories B. How Humans Acquire and Use Episodic Memories Box 3-1: Learning and Memory In Everyday Life: Total Recall! The Truth About Extraordinary Memories C. When Memory Fails D. Models of Semantic Memory 3.2. Brain Substrates A. The Cerebral Cortex and Semantic Memory B. The Medial Temporal Lobes and Memory Storage C. Hippocampal-Cortical Interaction In Memory Consolidation D. The Role of the Frontal Cortex in Memory Storage and Retrieval Box 3-2:Unsolved Mysteries: Are There Different Brain Substrates For Episodic and Semantic Memories E. Subcortical Structures Involved in Episodic and Semantic Memory 3.3. Clinical Perspectives A. Transient Global Amnesia B. Functional Amnesia C. Infantile Amnesia 4. Skill Memory: Learning by Doing 4.1. Behavioral Processes A. Qualities of Skill Memories B. Expertise and Talent C. Practice Box 4-1: Unsolved Mysteries: Why Can't Experts Verbalize What They Do? D. Transfer of Training E. Models of Skill Memory 4.2 Brain Substrates A. The Basal Ganglia and Skill Learning Box 4-2: Learning and Memory in Everyday Life: Are Video Games Good for the Brain? B. Cortical Representations of Skills C. The Cerebellum and Timing 4.3 Clinical Perspectives A. Apraxia B. Huntington's Disease C. Parkinson's Disease. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0716786540
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