Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Raymond P. Kesner, Joe L. Martinez Jr.
Elsevier, 2007 M07 13 - 624 páginas
The first edition of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory was published in 1998 to rave reviews. As before, this second edition will discuss anatomy, development, systems, and models though the organization and content is substantially changed reflecting advances in the field. Including information from both animal and human studies, this book represents an up-to-date review of the most important concepts associated with the basic mechanism that support learning and memory, theoretical developments, use of computational models, and application to real world problems. The emphasis of each chapter will be the presentation of cutting-edge research on the topic, the development of a theoretical perspective, and providing an outline that will aid a student in understanding the most important concepts presented in the chapter.

*New material covers basal ganglia, cerebellum, prefrontal cortex, and fear conditioning*Additional information available on applied issues (i.e., degenerative disease, aging, and enhancement of memory)*Each chapter includes an outline to assist student understanding of challenging concepts*Four-color illustrations throughout

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Approches to Understanding the Neurobiological Basis of Learning and Memory
The Contribution of Neural Systems in Mediating Learning and Memory
Applications of the Importance of Learning and Memory to Applied Issues

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Raymond Kesner is currently a Full Professor at the University of Utah where he has been a faculty member for 40 years. His major research interests are in the theoretical and applied aspects associated with the neurobiological basis of learning and memory in both animals and humans. He has also concentrated on the development of animal models paralleling mnemonic symptomatology in brain damaged patients.

Joe L. Martinez, Jr. is a Ewing Halsell Distinguished Chair at the University of Texas, San Antonio. His research focusses on the memory and the hippocampus with special attention to the opioid containing mossy fiver-CA3 projection. His recent work had identified important genes that are upregulated in the hippocampus following learning.

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