Essentials of Human Memory

ISBN-10: 0863775454

ISBN-13: 9780863775451

Edition: 1999

Authors: Alan D. Baddeley
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Description: This text combines coverage of the fundamental issues of human memory, based on laboratory research, with illustrations from studies in the real world and in the neuropsychological clinic.

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Alan Baddeley

Series preface
Preface
What is memory?
The physical basis of memory
How psychologists study memory
The nature of human memory
How many kinds of memory?
Summary
Short-term memory
Digit span
Chunking
Short-term forgetting
Free recall
Are short-term and long-term memory separate systems?
Acoustic cues
Short-term memory store
Levels of processing
Summary
Working memory
Capacity and limitations
The phonological loop system
The visuo-spatial sketch pad
The central executive
Summary
Learning
Rate of learning
Distributed practice
Motivation to learn
Learning and arousal
Memory and anaesthesia
Repetition and learning
Meaning and memory
Learning and predictability
Implicit learning
Summary
Organising and remembering
Remembering stories
The role of organisation
Visual imagery mnemonics
Supernormal imagery
Mnemonists and memory feats
Summary
Forgetting
The forgetting curve
Memory for events
Do we forget skills?
Resistance to forgetting
Theories of forgetting
Sleep and memory
Interference and forgetting
Accessing the memory trace
Summary
Repression
Forgetting what is unpleasant
Hysterical amnesia
Multiple personality
Child abuse
Summary
Storing knowledge
Storing simple concepts
Schemata
Scripts
The nature of semantic memory: Words, images, or propositions?
Learning new concepts
Disorders of semantic memory
The organisation of semantic memory
Summary
Retrieval
Learning to retrieve
"On the tip of the tongue"
Classifying incoming material
Depth of processing
Retrieval cues
Context-dependent memory
State-dependent memory
Mood-congruent memory
Recollection
What can we learn from computers?
Connectionist models
Summary
Eyewitness testimony
Innocent or guilty?
Suspect testimony
The influence of violence
Leading questions
Remembering faces
Identity parades and line-ups
Summary
Amnesia
What is it like to be amnesic?
Causes of amnesia
Retrograde amnesia
Pure amnesia
Amnesia and everyday memory
Amnesic patients can still learn
Managing memory problems
Summary
Memory in childhood
Infantile amnesia
Children as witnesses
Do children forget more quickly than adults?
What develops in cognitive development?
Summary
Memory and ageing
Age and cognitive processes
Working memory and ageing
Long-term memory
Prospective memory
Semantic memory
Implicit learning
Biological influences
Individual differences
Alzheimer's disease
Summary
Improving your memory
Everyday remembering
Demands on memory
Mnemonic aids
Ritual and oral tradition
Improving your memory
Attention and interest
Organisation
Practice
Conclusion
Summary
What's next in the study of memory?
Some powerful influences on current research
The study of working memory
The study of long-term memory
Conclusion
Summary
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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