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The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives Suzanne Nalbantian Reynolds

The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Suzanne Nalbantian Reynolds

Published October 1st 2010
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448 pages
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The Memory Process offers a groundbreaking, interdisciplinaryapproach to the understanding of human memory, with contributions from both neuroscientists andhumanists. The first book to link the neuroscientific study of memory to the investigation ofMore The Memory Process offers a groundbreaking, interdisciplinaryapproach to the understanding of human memory, with contributions from both neuroscientists andhumanists. The first book to link the neuroscientific study of memory to the investigation of memoryin the humanities, it connects the latest findings in memory research with insights from philosophy,literature, theater, art, music, and film.Chapters from the scientificperspective discuss both fundamental concepts and ongoing debates from genetic and epigeneticapproaches, functional neuroimaging, connectionist modeling, dream analysis, and neurocognitivestudies. The humanist analyses offer insights about memory from outside the laboratory: a taxonomyof memory gleaned from modernist authors including Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and WilliamFaulkner- the organization of memory, seen in drama ranging from Hamlet toThe Glass Menagerie- procedural memory and emotional memory in responses tovisual art- musics dependence on the listeners recall- and the vivid renderings of memory andforgetting in such films as Memento and Eternal Sunshine of the SpotlessMind. The chapters from the philosophical perspective serve as the bridge between scienceand the arts. The volumes sweeping introduction offers an integrative merging of neuroscientificand humanistic findings.Contributors: John Bickle, Jean-PierreChangeux, Valérie Doyère, Yadin Dudai, Atillio Favorini, John Burt Foster, David Freedberg, WalterGlannon, Robert Stickgold, David Hertz, William Hirstein, Joseph LeDoux, Paul Matthews, James L.McClelland, Suzanne Nalbantian, Isabelle Peretz, Alan Richardson, Edmund Rolls, Séverine Samson,Alcino Silva, Barbara Tillmann, Fernando Vidal