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Overview

Introduction
The Science of Memory
by Jeanene Swanson

 

Section 1: What Is Memory?

1.1   Why Is Memory so Good and so Bad?
        by Julian DeFreitas

1.2   What Makes Something Memorable?
        by Christof Koch

1.3   4 Things Most People Get Wrong about Memory
        by Katherine Harmon

1.4   You Must Remember This … Because You Have no Choice
        by Gary Stix

1.5   Speaking of Memory: Q&A with Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel
        by Steve Ayan

 

Section 2: Anatomy of Memory

2.1   How Are Memories Saved?
        by Michael Rugg

2.2   Short-term vs Long-term Memory
        by Alison Preston

2.3   Making Memories Stick
        by R. Douglas Fields

2.4   The Memory Code
        by Joe Z. Tsien

2.5   Brain Cells for Grandmother
        by Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Itzhak Fried and Chrisof Koch

2.6   A Feeling for the Past
        by Ingfei Chen

 

Section 3: Learning and Memory

3.1   Building a Brainier Mouse
        by Joe Z. Tsien

3.2   White Matter Matters
        by R. Douglas Fields

3.3   Sleep on it
        by Simon J. Makin

 

Section 4: Strange Cases: Amnesia, Hypnosis and Deja Vu

4.1   The Amnesia Gene
        by Rajamannar Ramasubbu

4.2   Hypnosis, Memory and the Brain
        by Amanda J. Barnier, Rochelle E. Cox and Greg Savage

4.3   Strangely Familiar
        by Uwe Wolfradt  

 

Section 5: Trauma

5.1   How Chronic Pain Affects Memory and Mood            
        by Stephani Sutherland

5.2   Memory Fades, but Emotion Endures            
        by Katherine Harmon

5.3   Creating False Memories           
        by Elizabeth F. Loftus

5.4   Erasing Painful Memories            
        by Jerry Adler

 

Section 6: Aging

6.1   Why Memory Fades with Age            
        by Nikhil Swaminathan

6.2   Memory Storage during Sleep Disrupted with Age            
        by Nikhil Swaminathan

6.3   Old Neurons, New Tricks            
        by Meehan Crist

6.4   Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory in Older Adults            
        by Katherine Harmon

6.5   Fit Body, Fit Mind?            
        by Christopher Hertzog, Arthur F. Kramer, Robert S. Wilson and Ulman Lindenberger

 

Section 7: Improving Memory

7.1   To Sleep, Perchance To Dream – and Learn
        by Katherine Harmon

7.2   A Pill to Remember
        by R. Douglas Fields

7.3   Trying to Forget
         by Ingrid Wickelgren

7.4   Your Brain on Blueberries
        by Mary Franz

 

Remember When? The Science of Memory

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