Learning and Memory

Learning and Memory

A Biological View

2nd Edition - June 28, 1991

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  • Editors: Joe Martinez, Jr., Raymond Kesner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483296654

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This book presents a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of brain*b1behavior relations as they bear on learning and memory. The structure of memory is investigated from a diversity of approaches, including anatomical, pharmacological, electrophysiological and lesions, and through the use of different populations, such as invertebrate, vertebrate, and human.

Key Features

  • Features updated chapters, including a new chapter on human cognitive processes and amnesia
  • Presents multiple views of memory
  • Examines a diversity of levels of analysis, methods of approach, and theoretical perspectives


Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biologically oriented courses in learning and memory.

Table of Contents

  • Historical Introduction: N. Donegan and R.F. Thompson, The Search for the Engram. Anatomy: J.E. Black and W.T. Greenough, Developmental Approaches to the Memory Process. K.A. Crutcher, Anatomical Correlates of Neuronal Plasticity. Pharmacology and Biochemistry: J.L. Martinez, Jr., G. Schulteis, and S.B. Weinberger, How to Increase and Decrease the Strength of Memory Traces: The Effects of Drugs and Hormones. R.E. Brinton, Biochemical Correlates of Learning and Memory. C.A. Barnes, Memory Changes with Age: Neurobiological Correlates. Model Systems: T.J. Teyler, Memory: Electrophysiological Analogs. J.H. Byrne and T. Crow, Examples of Mechanistic Analyses of Learning and Memory in Invertebrates. J.P. Pascoe, W.F. Supple, and B.S. Kapp, Learning and Memory: Vertebrate Models. R.F. Berman, Electrical Brain Stimulation Used to Study Mechanisms and Models of Memory. Integrative Systems: D.S. Olton, Experimental Strategies to Identify the Neurobiological Bases of Memory. M. Verfaellie and L.S. Cermak, Neuropsychological Issues in Amnesia. R.P. Kesner, Neurobiological Views of Memory. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 547
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: June 28, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483296654

About the Editors

Joe Martinez, Jr.

Joe L. Martinez, Jr. is a Ewing Halsell Distinguished Chair at the University of Texas, San Antonio. His research focusses on the memory and the hippocampus with special attention to the opioid containing mossy fiver-CA3 projection. His recent work had identified important genes that are upregulated in the hippocampus following learning.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Raymond Kesner

Raymond Kesner is currently a Full Professor at the University of Utah where he has been a faculty member for 40 years. His major research interests are in the theoretical and applied aspects associated with the neurobiological basis of learning and memory in both animals and humans. He has also concentrated on the development of animal models paralleling mnemonic symptomatology in brain damaged patients.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

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