Neuroimaging and Memory: A Special Issue of Memory (Special Issues of Memory)
eBook Title: Neuroimaging and Memory: A Special Issue of Memory (Special Issues of Memory)
Publisher: Psychology Press; 1 edition (December 1, 1999)
Category: Medical Books
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The collection of papers presented covers a range of stimulating memory-related topics, ranging from a study of autobiographical memory, working memory, an investigation into "medial temporal lobe" versus "diencephalic" amnesia (combined with an evaluation of different forms of image analysis), neuroimaging and "psychogenic amnesia", an empirical review paper, a study of incidental retrieval in the context of encoding, a critique of contemporary neuroimaging research (with specific reference to the anatomical lesion literature), a neuroimaging study of memory using event-related functional neuroimaging, a paper concerned with the interpretation and meaning of psychological data obtained from contemporary neuroimaging methodologies, to a submission which questions the view that anatomically "bigger" structures necessarily subserve memory "better".
All the contributors to this special edition acknowledge the the intrinsically highly dynamic nature of this field. However, taken together, these papers provide an overview of where neuroimaging data currently place us, with respect to the issue of the neural mediation of memory, and concerning our theorizing about the cognitive architecture of memory processes. Such a review is important and timely: this research perspective, unavailable until just few years go, has already made a considerable contribution to our level of understanding, and, if harnessed appropriately, has considerably more to offer in the future.