Concise Learning and Memory - 1st Edition

Concise Learning and Memory

1st Edition

The Editor's Selection

Editor-in-Chiefs: John H. Byrne
Imprint: Academic Press
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The study of learning and memory is a central topic in neuroscience and psychology. Many of the basic research findings are directly applicable in the treatment of diseases and aging phenomena, and have found their way into educational theory and praxis.
Concise Learning and Memory represents the best 30 chapters from Learning and Memory: A comprehensive reference (Academic Press March 2008), the most comprehensive source of information about learning and memory ever assembled, selected by one of the most respective scientists in the field, John H. Byrne. This concise version provides a truly authoritative collection of overview articles representing fundamental reviews of our knowledge of this central cognitive function of animal brains. It will be an affordable and accessible reference for scientists and students in all areas of neuroscience and psychology. There is no other single-volume reference with such authority and comprehensive coverage and depth currently available.

Key Features

  • Represents an authoritative selection of the fundamental chapters from the most comprehensive source of information about learning and memory ever assembled, Learning and Memory - A comprehensive reference (Academic Press Mar 2008)
  • Representing outstanding scholarship, each chapter is written by a leader in the field and an expert in the topic area
  • All topics represent the most up to date research
  • Full color throughout, heavily illustrated
  • Priced to provide an affordable reference to individuals and workgroups


Cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, and cognitive/experimental psychologists, theoretical neuroscientists, neurologists, as well as graduate students in these areas.

Table of Contents

  • Henry L. Roediger, Washington University, St. Louis: A Typology of Memory Terms
  • Larry Squire, University of California, San Diego: Declarative Memory System: Amnesia
  • Norman White, McGill University Montreal: Multiple Memory Systems in the Brain: Cooperation and Competition
  • Daniel Schacter, Harvard University, Boston: Implicit Memory and Priming
  • David Balota, Washington University, St. Louis: Semantic Memory
  • Alex Martin, NIMH, Bethesda: Structural basis of Semantic memory
  • Kathleen B. McDermott, Washington University, St. Louis: Episodic Memory: An Evolving Concept
  • Susan Gathercole, University of York, UK: Working Memory
  • Charan Ranganath, University of California, Davis: Prefrontal Cortex and Memory
  • Rebecca Burwell, Brown University, Providence: Anatomy of the hippocampus and the Declarative memory system
  • David Sweatt, University of Alabama, Birmingham: Long-Term Potentiation: A Candidate Cellular Mechanism for Information Storage in the CNS
  • C.R.W. Hansel, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands: LTD -- Synaptic Depression and Memory Storage
  • Lucas Pozzo-Miller, University of Alabama, Birmingham: Activity-Dependent Structural Plasticity of Dendritic Spines
  • John Byrne, University of Texas, Houston: Plasticity of intrinsic excitability as a mechanism for memory storage
  • Terry Sejnoswki, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, San Diego, CA: Neural computation theories of learning
  • Edmund T Rolls, University of Oxford, UK: Computational models of hippocampal function
  • Mark Packard, Texas A&M University, College Station: Neurobiology of procedural learning in animals
  • John Byrne, University of Texas, Houston: Sensitization and Habituation Invertebrate
  • John Byrne, University of Texas, Hou


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About the Editor-in-Chief

John H. Byrne

The June and Virgil Waggoner Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Byrne is an internationally acclaimed Neuroscientist. He received his PhD under the direction of Noble Prize winner, Eric Kandel. Dr. Byrne is a prolific author and Editor-in-Chief of Learning and Memory (CSHP).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, USA


"I think [this volume] is exciting and has high utility, particularly now. The field of learning and memory is arguably now the strongest example of an inter-disciplinary field within the neurosciences and psychology, and the fruitfulness of that convergence is likely to only grow in the coming years. Having one volume that ties together these elements and is up to date is very useful. The scope is impressively appropriate."
Chaeron Myme, Oberlin College

"The authors represent a "who's who" of learning and memory research. It is an excellent choice of topics and exquisite selection of authors. It covers the area well, the chosen topics includes classical ones as well as hot ones."
Joseph Huston, University of Duesseldorf, Germany

"There is a need for this book. There is no comparable book on the market. [The choice of topics is] excellent. Editors and authors are very appropriate."
Avy Susswein, Bar Ilan University, Israel

"This looks amazing! I want this book!"
Lila Davachi, New York University