Gedächtnis: Die Natur des Erinnerns [Memory - From Mind to Moleculs]

Josef Švancara

The authors are renowned in the scientific world. The first author, L. R. Squire, is a psychobiologist whose work can be traced back to the 1980s. He is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of Memory and Brain. References to his theoretic works and his numerious empirical research studies can be found in any university psychology textbook in a chapter focused on memory where memory models and research methods, different mechanisms of short-term and long-term memory, explicit and implicit memory, definition of declarative and non-declarative knowledge are dealt with. The synthesis of these areas is included in the reviewed book. The second author, E. R. Kandel, is a founder of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University. His research topics include habituation in molluscs. In 2000 he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine (shared with A. Calsson and P. Greengard).

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