Memories: Molecules and Circuits

  • Bontempi Bruno 
  • Silva Alcino J. 
  • Christen Yves 
Part of the Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences book series (NEUROSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Guillaume Isabel, Daniel Comas, Thomas Preat
    Pages 41-57
  3. Brian J. Wiltgen, Robert A. M. Brown, Lynn E. Talton, Alcino J. Silva
    Pages 59-67
  4. Francesca Sargolini, Edvard I. Moser
    Pages 125-135
  5. William L. Klein, Pascale N. Lacor, Fernanda G. De Felice, Sergio T. Ferreira
    Pages 155-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 181-182

About this book

Introduction

Memories: Molecules and Circuits

The questions of how, where and when memory traces are formed in the brain remain central issues in Cognitive Neuroscience. How do neuronal systems encode, consolidate and retrieve memory? How are memories embedded into complex neuronal networks? How do molecular mechanisms modulate the neuronal plasticity and functioning of these networks during memory processing? What are the fundamental units of computation in the brain? Thanks to the development of novel approaches, including transgenic techniques, functional brain imaging, multiple cell recording, functional genomics and proteomics, the last decade has been witness to dramatic advances in the neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropathology of learning and memory processes.

This volume surveys the recent advances and provides an integrative view of molecular, cellular, and systems level mechanisms underlying cognitive processes in both animals and humans. Current state of the art and future avenues are discussed by distinguished scientists who provide not only an overview of the underlying neurobiology of cognitive processes from a basic science standpoint, but who also focus on clinical and therapeutic aspects surrounding impairments associated with disorders that affect cognition.

Keywords

Alzheimer anatomy associative learning brain imaging cognition cognitive control cortex memory memory disorder memory encoding memory reconsolidation neuroanatomy neurobiology neuropsychology psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Bontempi Bruno 
    • 1
  • Silva Alcino J. 
    • 2
  • Christen Yves 
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives CNRS UMR 5106Université de Bordeaux 1TalenceFrance
  2. 2.Departments of Neurobiology Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Psychology and Brain Research InstituteUCLALos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Pour la Recherche ThérapeutiqueFondation IPSENParis Cedex 16France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-45702-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-45698-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45702-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0945-6082
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