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Memory, Aging and the Brain

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction. Backman, Nyberg, Introduction. Part 2. Memory. Baddeley, Long-term and Working Memory: How Do They Interact? Roediger III, Zaromb, Memory for Actions: How Different? Magnussen, Greenlee, Baumann, Endestad, Visual Perceptual Memory. Mantyla, Remembering In Time: Cognitive Control of Time Keeping. Tulving, How Do Brains Detect Novelty? Part 3. Aging. Craik, Bialystok, Bilingualism and Aging: Costs and Benefits. Herlitz, Loven, Thilers, Rehnman, Sex Differences in Episodic Memory: The Where but Not the Why. Dixon, An Epidemiological Approach to Cognitive Health in Aging. Loevden, Decline-Induced Plastic Changes of Brain and Behavior in Aging. Backman, Nyberg, Dopamine, Cognition, and Human Aging: New Evidence and Ideas. Part 4. The Brain. OEhman, Post-Traumatic Fear Memories: Analyzing a Case-Study of a Sexual Assault. Brand, Markowitsch, Environmental Influences on Autobiographical Memory: The Mnestic Block Syndrome. Roennberg, Rudner, Foo, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Signed Language: Applications to a Working Memory System for Sign and Speech. Naatanen, Kreegipuu, The Mismatch Negativity (MMN) as an Index of Different Forms of Memory in Audition. Lind, Nyberg, Imaging Genomics: Brain Alterations Associated with the APOE Genotype.

About the Author

Lars Backman is Professor at the Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, as well as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences. His primary research area is cognition in normal and pathological aging, with special focus on memory. He was recently a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award. Lars Nyberg is Professor of Neuroscience at Umea University, Sweden, as well as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His main area of research is cognitive neuroscience, with special focus on memory functions and he received the Gustafsson prize in medicine in 2007 for his studies on brain functions.


"Memory, Aging and the Brain presents well-documented research that is a valuable contribution to science. The publication will be of greatest interest to those involved in the research of human memory." - Christen Smith, Gallaudet University, USA, in Activities, Adaptation & Aging "This text has assembled some of the most accomplished scientists in the neurosciences and the result is a thorough, well written, authoritative text on memory in the aging brain. The chapters are a pleasure to read and will undoubtedly prove to be a valuable contribution to science." - Robert J. Spencer, Psychology Service, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System & Linas A. Bieliauskas, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

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