Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference

Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference

2nd Edition - July 7, 2017

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  • Editor-in-Chief: John H. Byrne
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128052914
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128051597

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Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference, Second Edition, Four Volume Set is the authoritative resource for scientists and students interested in all facets of learning and memory. This updated edition includes chapters that reflect the state-of-the-art of research in this area. Coverage of sleep and memory has been significantly expanded, while neuromodulators in memory processing, neurogenesis and epigenetics are also covered in greater detail. New chapters have been included to reflect the massive increase in research into working memory and the educational relevance of memory research. No other reference work covers so wide a territory and in so much depth.

Key Features

  • Provides the most comprehensive and authoritative resource available on the study of learning and memory and its mechanisms
  • Incorporates the expertise of over 150 outstanding investigators in the field, providing a ‘one-stop’ resource of reputable information from world-leading scholars with easy cross-referencing of related articles to promote understanding and further research
  • Includes further reading for each chapter that helps readers continue their research
  • Includes a glossary of key terms that is helpful for users who are unfamiliar with neuroscience terminology


Postgraduate students, cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, neurobiologists and neurologists. An essential resource for libraries, neuroscience and neurobiology departments, memory centers and institutes

Table of Contents

  • Volume One: Learning Theory and Behavior
    Types of memory
    Retrieval from memory
    Perceptual learning
    Cognitive dimension of operant learning
    Concept and category learning in animals
    Learning and representation
    Attention and memory in mammals and primates
    Transmission of acquired information in nonhuman primates
    Adaptive Specializations and Generality of the Laws of Classical and Instrumental Conditioning
    Learning to time intervals
    Navigation and Episodic-like memory in Mammals
    Memory in Food Caching in Animals
    Reconsolidation:  Historical Perspective and Theoretical Aspects
    Learning and memory in communication and navigation of insects
    Spatial learning in fish
    Reconsolidation in Invertebrates
    Behavioral analysis of learning and memory in Drosophila
    Behavioral analysis of learning and memory in Honeybees
    Behavioral and circuit analysis of associative learning and memory in Molluscs
    Behavioral analysis of learning and memory in Cephalopods
    Computational models of hippocampal function
    Neural Computation Theories of Learning
    Synchronous Oscillations and Memory Formation
    Bird song learning
    Intentionality and the structure of memory
    Visual memory in Dorsophila
    Memory traces in Drosophila
    Mechanisms of bat navigation
    Operant behavior in model systems 
    Sleep and memory formation in Drosophila
    Sleep and human memory
    Behavioral schema

    Volume Two: Cognitive Psychology of Memory
    Encoding and Retrieval
    Episodic and semantic memory
    Context and memory
    Implicit vs explicit memory
    Working memory (n ± 2)
    Working memory and intelligence
    The adaptive character of memory
    Attention and Memory
    Spatial Memory
    Signal detection theories of recognition memory
    Diffusion models of memory and decision making
    Autobiographical Memory
    Highly superior autobiographical memory
    The role of trauma in memory disorders
    Retrieval-induced remembering and forgetting
    Retroactive and proactive interference
    Prospective memory
    Collaborative memory
    Emotion and memory
    Infant Memory
    Aging and Memory
    Spacing effects on learning and memory
    Testing and Feedback effects on learning and memory
    Eyewitness memory
    The malleability of memory
    Tip of the tongue states
    Adaptive memory
    Memory and categorization
    The cognitive psychology of sleep and memory
    Embodied cognition and memory
    Sensory memory and detection of change
    Visual memory for natural scenes
    Imagery and Mnemonics/Mnemonic devices and Memory Enhancement
    Trauma and Disorders of Memory

    Volume Three: Memory Systems
    Introduction and Overview
    Multiple Memory Systems in the Brain:  Cooperation and Competition
    Anatomy of the hippocampus and the Declarative memory system
    Declarative Memory System:  Amnesia
    Neural substrates of remembering- Electroencephalographic Studies
    Structural basis of Episodic memory
    Structural basis of Semantic memory
    Neurobiology of Recognition and Memory
    Contribution of functional imaging to understanding human memory processes
    Animal models of amnesia
    Spatial memory
    Perirhinal cortex neural representations
    Cerebral cortex and memory plasticity
    Visual Priming
    Short term and working memory systems
    Prefrontal cortex and memory
    Basal forebrain and memory
    Ascending systems controlling attentional functions
    Procedural learning in humans
    Procedural learning in animals
    Procedural learning classical conditioning
    Procedural learning VOR
    Cerebral cortex Motor learning
    Neurophysiology of Birdsong learning
    Emotional learning animals
    Hormones and memory
    Memory modulation
    Memory Enhancing Drugs
    Episodic Memory Decline and Healthy Aging

    Volume Four: Mechanisms of Memory
    Overview and Organization
    Molecular Studies of Learning and Memory in Aplysia and the Hippocampus
    Molecular Mechanisms of learning in C. elegans
    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory in molluscs
    Cellular and molecular mechanism of Associative Learning - Bee
    Multiple memory phases
    Neural circuits of fear memory
    Cellular and molecular mediation of reward
    Reward mechanisms and drug addiction
    Molecular and cellular aspects of memory dysfunction in aging
    Developmental aspects of memory processess
    Long-Term Potentiation:  A Candidate Cellular Mechanism for Information Storage in the CNS
    Behaviorally modulated LTP and LTD
    Interneurons in Synaptic Plasticity and Information Storage        
    CaMKII:  Mechanisms of a Prototypical Memory Model
    Transcription regulation of memory
    mRNA tracfficking and  memory formation
    Glutamate Receptor Regulation in LTP, LTD, Depotentiation, and Dedepression
    Postsynaptic Density and the Spine Cytoskeleton in Synaptic Plasticity
    Translational Control Mechanisms in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory
    Integrins and Cadherins – Extracellular Matrix inMemory formation
    Presynaptic Mechanisms in Plasticity and Memory
    Imaging  neural activity in cortical circuits during behavior
    Investigation of synaptic activity and dendritic function by  Ca2+ imaging
    Plasticity of Intrinsic Excitability as a Mechanism for Memory Storage
    Neurogenesis and memory
    Epigenetics and memory
    Neural synchrony and memory formation
    Sleep oscillations and memory
    Sleep and synaptic changes
    Protein synthesis and memory
    Proteolysis and Synaptic Plasticity
    Ubitquitin proteasome system, protein degradation and memory
    Behaviorally mediated synaptic tagging
    Synaptic tagging and  memory allocation
    In search of engram cells
    Genetic mechanisms of memory disorders
    Cellular mechanisms of neuromodulation (invertebrates and vertebrates)
    Mechanisms of memory dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease
    Networks for reward systems in Drosophila

Product details

  • No. of pages: 2402
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: July 7, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128052914
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128051597

About the Editor in Chief

John H. Byrne

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

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