Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Edited by

  • Raymond Kesner, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, U.S.A.
  • Joe Martinez, Jr., University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

The first edition of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory was published in 1998 to rave reviews. As before, this second edition will discuss anatomy, development, systems, and models though the organization and content is substantially changed reflecting advances in the field. Including information from both animal and human studies, this book represents an up-to-date review of the most important concepts associated with the basic mechanism that support learning and memory, theoretical developments, use of computational models, and application to real world problems. The emphasis of each chapter will be the presentation of cutting-edge research on the topic, the development of a theoretical perspective, and providing an outline that will aid a student in understanding the most important concepts presented in the chapter.
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Neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, neuropsychologists, researchers and students


Book information

  • Published: May 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-372540-0

Table of Contents

Section I Approaches to understanding the neurobiological basis of learning and memory. Chapter 1 Historical perspectiveMark Rosenzweig, University of California, BerkeleyChapter 2 Developmental approaches to memory processJulie A. Markham, James E. Black and William T. Greenough, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignChapter 3 Genetics in learning and memoryYalin Wang, Josh Dubnau, Tim Tully, and Yi Zhong, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York Chapter 4 Gene expression in learning and memoryJoe L. Martinez, Kenira J. Thompson, and Angela, M. Sikorski, University of Texas San Antonio, Texas.Chapter 5 Mnemonic contributions of hippocampal place cellsSheri Mizumori, D.M. Smith and C.B. Puryear, University of Washington, Seattle, WashingtonChapter 6 Computations in memory systems in the brainEdmund T.Rolls, University of Oxford, Oxford, EnglandChapter 7 Modulation of learning and memory by adrenal and ovarian hormonesDonna L. Korol and Paul Gold, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign/Section II The contribution of neural systems in mediating learning and memoryChapter 8 Neurobiological views of memoryRaymond P. Kesner, University of Utah, UtahChapter 9 The medial temporal lobe and memoryAlison R. Preston and Anthony D. Wagner, Stanford University-Stanford, CaliforniaChapter 10 Bootstrapping your brain: How interactions between the frontal cortex and basal ganglia may produce organized actions and lofty thoughtsEarl K Miller and Timothy J. Buschman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MassachusettsChapter 11 Role of the striatum in learning and memoryMichael E. Ragozzino, University of Illinois, Chicago, IllinoisChapter 12 Neural systems involved in fear and anxiety based on the fear potentiated startle testMichael Davis, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GeorgiaChapter 13 Cerebellar learningTatsuya Ohyama and Michael D. Mauk—University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TexasSection III Applications of the importance of learning and memory to applied issuesChapter 14 Reward and drugs of abuseRyan T. LaLumiere and Peter W. Kalivas, Medical University, South Carolina, Charleston, South CarolinaChapter 15 Aging and memoryCarol Barnes and Marsha Penner, University of Arizona, Tuscon, ArizonaChapter 16 Neurodegenerative diseases and memory (treatment approach)Gary Wenk, Ohio State University ,Columbus, OhioChapter 17 Enhancement of learning and memory performance: Modality specific mechanisms of actionStephen C. Heinrichs, Boston College, Chestnmut Hills, Massachusetts