Memory, Amnesia, and the Hippocampal System
In this sweeping synthesis, Neal J. Cohen and Howard Eichenbaum bring together converging findings from neuropsychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science to develop a more comprehensive understanding of memory. Specifically, they offer a cognitive neuroscience theory of memory that accounts for the nature of memory impairment exhibited in human amnesia and animal models of amnesia, that specifies the functional role played by the hippocampal system in memory, and that provides further understanding of the componential structure of memory.
About the Author
Howard Eichenbaum is Professor of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College.
"This is a serious and interesting attempt to organize a substantial portion of the literature on the functional role of the hippocampal formation. Neuropsychologists and others interested in the brain and human cognition will want to make sure they put their declarative memory to work on the arguments put forward in this book.", Daniel P. Kimble, Science
"This is a serious and interesting attempt to organize a substantialportion of the literature on the functional role of the hippocampalformation. Neuropsychologists and others interested in the brainand human cognition will want to make sure they put their declarativememory to work on the arguments put forward in this book."
—Daniel P. Kimble, Science