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Paperback | ISBN: 9780262561242 | 372 pp. | 7 x 9.8 in | July 1999
 

Memory in the Cerebral Cortex

An Empirical Approach to Neural Networks in the Human and Nonhuman Primate

Overview


In Memory in the Cerebral Cortex, JoaquĆ­n M. Fuster presents the insights of more than three decades of empirical research on the neural processes by which memory is formed, stored, and retrieved. Spanning the field from neuroanatomy to modeling, this book brings together all that we presently know about the role of the cerebral cortex of the primate in memory.


Endorsements

"Fuster's Memory in the Cerebral Cortex is a brilliant exampleof an integrative, neural theory of memory by one of the pioneers ofmemory physiology. The thesis described in the book combines the powerof neuroscience tools with those from cognitive and computer scienceto grapple with this universally recognized puzzle of the mind andbrain. The book provides an excellent introduction to corticalfunction and memory research as well as an especially lucid review ofthe organizing principles of the connectivity, ontogeny, andhierarchical organization of the cerebral cortex. . . . This booksparkles with so many ideas, so much intelligence, such a wealth ofexcellent data, that I was sorry to reach the end. I recommend it mosthighly."
Matthew L. Shapiro, Contemporary Psychology