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Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference


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2nd Edition

Hrsg. v. John H. Byrne


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Interdisziplinäres Referenzwerk mit rund 250 Überblicksartikeln zum aktuellen Forschungsstand auf den Gebieten der Lern- und Gedächtnisforschung. Das unter der Leitung von John H. Byrne herausgegebene Referenzwerk deckt eine große thematische Spannbreite neurobiologischer und psychologischer Fragestellungen ab, die von der Neurochemie und der Neurobiologie des Lernens über bemerkenswerte Lernfähigkeiten bei Tieren bis hin zu verhaltensbiologischen, behavioristischen und psychologischen Analysen des Lernprozesses und der Gedächtnisbildung sowie seiner Störungen beim Menschen. Der Online-Ausgabe liegt die 2017 erschienene 4-bändige Printausgabe zugrunde.

Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference

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Elsevier Science

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Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference (second edition) is an authoritative resource for scientists and students interested in all facets of learning and memory. No other reference work covers so wide a territory and in so much depth. The study of learning (the process of acquiring new information) and memory (retention of that information for future use) has intrigued philosophers and writers for centuries because our memories and plans for the future consolidate who we are, and disruption of these processes dramatically interferes with our daily lives. The fascination with learning and memory is not limited to the humanities, but has been the subject of intense scientific research. Psychologists are concerned with elucidating the features of learning and memory processes and systems, neurobiologists seek to determine the neuronal mechanisms of learning and memory, and neurologists and psychiatrists focus on research and treatment of failures or disruptions in learning and memory. In addition, many basic research findings have applied implications on such diverse fronts as education, legal issues hinging on eyewitness testimony, learning disorders in children, memory disorders following brain damage, and declines in memory in older adults. The centrality of learning and memory to our daily lives has led to intense analysis by psychologists and neurobiologists for the past century, and it will undoubtedly remain at the forefront of research throughout this new century as well. The second edition of Learning and Memory, A Comprehensive Reference includes updated chapters reflecting the current state of the art and adds new chapters exploring hot topics that have emerged since the first edition published. In particular, coverage of sleep and memory has been significantly expanded to more adequately cover this rapidly expanding area of research. Similarly, Neuromodulators in memory processing, Neurogenesis and epigenetics are also covered in greater depth. New chapters have also been included to reflect the massive increase in research into working memory and the educational relevance of memory research

Key features

  • The most comprehensive and authoritative resource available on the topic of learning and memory and its mechanisms. Chapters in each section offer detailed and complex coverage of the topics under discussion, providing an authoritative introduction to a range of topics and enabling users to quickly understand complex subjects.
  • The work incorporates the expertise of over 150 outstanding investigators within the field, providing a "one-stop" resource of reputable information from world-leading scholars in the field, with easy crossreferencing of related articles to promote understanding and further research. Thematic structuring of the work encourages easy searchability of topics. Suggested further reading for each chapter helps readers to continue their research in more depth, and a glossary of key terms is a helpful guide for users unfamiliar with neuroscience terminology.
  • Enhanced multimedia content in the online version of the work will offer readers high quality images and interactive elements, providing users with tools for greater understanding of the topics under discussion.


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

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