Principles of Learning and Memory

  • Rainer H. Kluwe
  • Gerd Lüer
  • Frank Rösler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Formation of Memories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Harald Lachnit
      Pages 3-13
    3. Brigitte Röder, Frank Rösler
      Pages 27-49
    4. Gerhard Roth
      Pages 51-68
  3. Organization of Memories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Frank Rösler, Martin Heil
      Pages 71-91
    3. Axel Buchner, Martin Brandt
      Pages 93-111
    4. John Jonides, Ching-Yune C. Sylvester, Steven C. Lacey, Tor D. Wager, Thomas E. Nichols, Edward Awh
      Pages 113-134
  4. Consolidation of Memories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Matthias Brand, Hans J. Markowitsch
      Pages 171-184
  5. Control of Memories

  6. Adaptive Specialization of Memories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Onur Güntürkün, Daniel Durstewitz
      Pages 243-257
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-358

About this book


Principles of Learning and Memory focuses on the most actual and central phenomena, which are discussed from an interdisciplinary point of view in five sections: formation, organization, consolidation, control, and adaptive specialization of memories. The editors’ intention is to present state-of-the-art reviews that cover the experimental analysis of behavior, as well as the biological basis of learning and memory, and that overcome traditional borders separating disciplines. The authors met in March 2001 for a three-day conference, where they discussed their planned contributions. The resulting chapters present and evaluate core findings of human learning and memory that are obtained in different fields of research and on different levels of analysis (e.g., cellular, neural network, behavioral level). The volume provides an integrated pattern of results wherever this is possible. The reader will acquire a broad and integrated perspective of human learning and memory based on current approaches in this domain.

Principles of Learning and Memory is a textbook for researchers and advanced students in biology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science.

Features and benefits:

- Combines well-established central principles and phenomena and current approaches from cognitive science, neuroscience, and biology to emphasize connections between the findings in these different domains of research

- Takes into account results from empirical research and modeling approaches

- The contents are grouped into five sections:

A. Formation of Memories

B. Organization of Memories

C. Consolidation of Memories

D. Control of Memories

E. Adaptive Specialization of Memories

- Contains an integrated bibliography, a name index, and a subject index

- The editors and authors are well known scientists, who have made significant contributions to the field of learning and memory


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer H. Kluwe
    • 1
  • Gerd Lüer
    • 2
  • Frank Rösler
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für KognitionsforschungUniversität der BundeswehrHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Georg-Elias-Müller-Institut für PsychologieGeorg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Fachbereich PsychologiePhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburg/LahnGermany

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