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.
—Daniel P. Kimble, Science