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5. Memory impairment

5. Memory impairment  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776212
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0005
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The study of individuals with damaged memory shows a lot about how a healthy memory works. ‘Memory impairment’ considers the condition of memory loss (amnesia) where memory does not work ... More
6. The seven ages of man

6. The seven ages of man  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776212
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0006
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The question of what underlies memory development is yet to be fully answered. Children's level of knowledge and abilities that may impact on memory are important, but the neural maturation ... More
9. Dreaming, learning, and memory

9. Dreaming, learning, and memory  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0009
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‘Dreaming, learning, and memory’ considers the work of Robert Stickgold and the popular theory that brain activation in sleep is necessary for us to reorder the information inside our ... More
2. Mapping memories

2. Mapping memories  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776212
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0002
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The memory system, whatever it may be for (human, animal, or inanimate), needs to be able to encode, store, and retrieve information effectively. Memory can fail if any of these functions ... More
4. Remembering

4. Remembering  

Richard Passingham

in Cognitive Neuroscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191828607
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786221.003.0004
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9780198786221
How can we explain amnesia for the past, yet retention of knowledge learned at school? Why do we begin to forget people’s names when we are in our fifties? Why do people with Alzheimer’s ... More
3. Intellectual functioning in schizophrenia

3. Intellectual functioning in schizophrenia  

Christopher Frith and Eve Johnstone

in Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775529
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802217.003.0003
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9780192802217
‘Intellectual functioning in schizophrenia’ discusses the fact that people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia perform less well on IQ tests than they did prior to the onset of their illness. ... More
1. You are your memory

1. You are your memory  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776212
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0001
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Memory is a key psychological process. Without memory we would be unable to speak, read, identify what we see, navigate, or maintain relationships. ‘You are your memory’ considers the ... More
Memory: A Very Short Introduction

Memory: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan K. Foster

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776212
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.001.0001
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9780192806758
Memory: A Very Short Introduction weaves together case-studies, anecdotes, literature and philosophy, and the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to address these ... More
4. Inaccuracies in memory

4. Inaccuracies in memory  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776212
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0004
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9780192806758
Forgetting is the loss of information that has been put into storage. To understand memory fully it is important to understand some of the factors that lead to the loss of memory. ... More
2. The small computer

2. The small computer  

Darrel Ince

in The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777899
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.003.0002
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9780199586592
‘The small computer’ shows how the huge advancements in computing over the past thirty years have been made possible. Computer processors evolved from using mechanical circuits to ... More
1. Circadian rhythmsA 24-hour phenomenon

1. Circadian rhythms: A 24-hour phenomenon  

Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman

in Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191787164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.003.0001
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9780198717683
‘Circadian rhythms: A 24-hour phenomenon’ explains the internally generated ‘clock’ that almost all living beings on Earth possess, which allows them to optimize a vast array of ... More
1. What is dreaming?

1. What is dreaming?  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0001
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9780192802156
‘What is dreaming?’ examines what causes dreaming, and discusses why dreams are so strange and hard to remember. Dreaming is most usefully defined and measured through perceptual, ... More
6. The question of synaesthesia

6. The question of synaesthesia  

Julia Simner

in Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
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9780191813405
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749219.003.0006
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9780198749219
‘The question of synaesthesia’ looks at arguments against the Neonatal Synaesthesia Hypothesis and at other controversies and outstanding issues facing the field. It discusses the ... More
2. The human brain

2. The human brain  

Susan Blackmore

in Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191836206
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10.1093/actrade/9780198794738.003.0002
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9780198794738
‘The human brain’ considers the brain as a vast network of connections from which come our extraordinary abilities: perception, learning, memory, reasoning, language, and somehow or ... More
8. The magnetic library

8. The magnetic library  

Stephan Blundell

in Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778117
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601202.003.0008
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9780199601202
‘The magnetic library’ discusses the use of magnetism in audio recording and data storage. The first moving-coil loudspeaker, designed by Oliver Lodge in 1898, was realised practically by ... More
4. Learning about space and time

4. Learning about space and time  

Mark Haselgrove

in Learning: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785412
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688364.003.0004
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9780199688364
‘Learning about space and time’ describes how organisms learn about when things are going to happen (timing) and where things are (spatial learning). Some psychologists have tried to ... More
3. What stays in the mind? Learning and memory

3. What stays in the mind? Learning and memory  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

in Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779831
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0003
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9780199670420
What is memory? Psychologists' discoveries about learning and memory demonstrate that what is stored in the mind cannot be adequately understood using the analogy of a repository. ‘What ... More
2. Subgenres

2. Subgenres  

Patricia Aufderheide

in Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365494
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182705.003.0002
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9780195182705
‘Subgenres’ explores the different types of documentary that developed. Public affairs documentaries typically take a problem-oriented approach, promising an authoritative, ... More
7. Jokes and The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life

7. Jokes and The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776793
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.003.0007
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9780192854551
‘Jokes and The Psycho–pathology of Everyday Life’ investigates the concept of ‘Freudian slips’, as well as examining the science of jokes. Freud saw Freudian slips as arising from ... More
3. Pulling the rabbit out of the hat

3. Pulling the rabbit out of the hat  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776212
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192806758
We suffer from a loss of memory when we may have taken in and retained information, but we seem unable to retrieve that information when required. ‘Pulling the rabbit out of the hat’ ... More

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