Handbook of Episodic Memory

Edited by

  • Ekrem Dere, Physiological Psychology, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Alexander Easton, Department of Psychology, University of Durham, UK
  • Lynn Nadel, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
  • Joe Huston, Physiological Psychology, University of Düsseldorf, Germany

Episodic memory is the name of the kind of memory that records personal experiences instead of the mere remembering of impersonal facts and rules. This type of memory is extremely sensitive to ageing and disease so an understanding of the mechanisms of episodic memory might lead to the development of therapies suited to improve memory in some patient populations. Episodic memory is unique in that it includes an aspect of self-awareness and helps us to remember who we are in terms of what we did and what we have been passed through and what we should do in the future. This book brings together a renowned team of contributors from the fields of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and behavioural and molecular neuroscience. It provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of recent developments in understanding human episodic memory and animal episodic-like memory in terms of concepts, methods, mechanisms, neurobiology and pathology. The work presented within this book will have a profound effect on the direction that future research in this topic will take.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2008
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53174-2

Table of Contents

Section A. THEORIES AND CONCEPTS OF EPISODIC MEMORY1. Characteristics, Development and Functions of Episodic Memory1.1 Perspectives on episodic and semantic memory retrievalLee Ryan, Siobhan Hoscheidt and Lynn Nadel1.2. Exploring episodic memoryMartin A. Conway1.3. Episodic memory and mental time travelThomas Suddendorf and Michael C. Corballis1.4. Episodic memory: reconsolidationLynn Nadel, Almut Hupbach, Oliver Hardt and Rebecca Gomez1.5. The attributes of episodic memory processingMichael R. Hunsaker and Raymond P. Kesner1.6. The cognitive and neural bases of flashbulb memoriesPatrick S.R. Davidson1.7. From the past into the future: the developmental origins and trajectory or episodic future thinkingCristina M. Atance1.8. Emotion and episodic memoryPhilip A. Allen, Kevin P. Kaut and Robert R. Lord2. Is Episodic Memory Unique to Humans2.1. The current status of cognitive time travel research in animalsWilliam A. Roberts 2.2. Animal episodic memoryEkrem Dere, Armin Zlomuzica, Joseph P. Huston, and Maria A. De Souza Silva2.3. A new working definition of episodic memory: replacing “when” with “which”Alexander Easton and Madeline J. Eacott2.4. Episodic-like memory in food-hoarding birdsGesa Feenders and Tom V. Smulders2.5. Representing past and future eventsThomas R. ZentallSection B. THE NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROPATHOLOGY OF EPISODIC MEMORY3. The Neuroanatomy of Episodic Memory3.1. Functional neuroanatomy of remote, episodic memoryMorris Moscovitch, Gordon Winocur, Lee Ryan and Lynn Nadel 3.2. The medial temporal lobe: visual perception and recognition memoryYael Shrager and Larry R. Squire3.3. Towards a neurobiology of episodic memoryHoward Eichenbaum, Norbert Fortin, Ceren Ergorul and Jonathan Robitsek3.4. Spatio-temporal context and object recognition memory in rodentsMark Good3.5. The role of the prefrontal cortex in episodic memoryMatthias Brand, Hans J. Markowitsch3.6. The basal forebrain and episodic memoryToshikatsu Fujii3.7. The role of the precuneus in episodic memoryMichael R. Trimble and Andrea E. Cavanna3.8. The multiple roles of dopaminergic neurotransmission in episodic memoryBjörn H. Schott and Emrah Düzel4. The Cellular and Molecular Correlates of Episodic Memory4.1. Neural coding of episodic memoryJoe Z. Tsien4.2. The primate hippocampus and episodic memoryEdmund T. Rolls4.3. Hippocampal neuronal activity and episodic memoryEmma R. Wood and Livia de Hoz4.4. The hippocampus, context processing and episodic memoryDavid M. Smith5. The Effects of Ageing and Disease on Episodic Memory5.1. Memory and perceptual impairments in amnesia and dementiaKim S. Graham, Andy C.H. Lee and Morgan D. Barense5.2. Using hippocampal amnesia to understand the neural basis of diencephalic amnesiaJohn P. Aggleton, Richard C. Saunders and Seralynne D. Vann5.3. Structure — Function correlates of episodic memory in agingJonas Persson and Lars Nyberg5.4. Memory and cognitive performance in preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease and preclinical vascular diseaseBrent J. Small, Stuart W.S. MacDonald, Lindsay Iser and Lars Bäckman5.5. Transgenic mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease and episodic-like memoryDavid R. Borchelt and Alena V. Savonenko5.6. Episodic memory in the context of cognitive control dysfunction: the case of Huntington’s diseaseFrancois Richer and Martin Lemay5.7. Adrenal steroids and episodic memory: relevance to mood disordersHamid A. Alhaj and R. Hamish McAllister-Williams