Mechanisms of Memory, Second Edition

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This fully revised 2e provides the only unified synthesis of available information concerning the mechanisms of higher-order memory formation. It spans the range from learning theory, to human and animal behavioral learning models, to cellular physiology and biochemistry. It is unique in its incorporation of chapters on memory disorders, tying in these clinically important syndromes with the basic science of synaptic plasticity and memory mechanisms. It also covers cutting-edge approaches such as the use of genetically engineered animals in studies of memory and memory diseases. Written in an engaging and easily readable style and extensively illustrated with many new, full-color figures to help explain key concepts, this book demystifies the complexities of memory and deepens the reader's understanding. * Five new chapters cover human learning and memory, the molecular and cellular basis of associative learning, Aplysia non-associative learning, the NMDA receptor, and experimental design. * Provides the latest research information on how disorders of molecular events in memory impact major neurological diseases, and how new treatments can thus be approached * Each chapter includes suggested readings for journal clubs, more introductory material for students, extensive cross-referencing to detailed, current reviews in Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference (Academic Press, 2008). * A companion website provides figures in PowerPoint format plus additional, detailed further reading references * Extensively illustrated throughout with many new, full color figures to help explain key concepts * This edition includes new information about epigenetic mechanisms in memory function, glutamate receptor trafficking, invertebrate associative learning, working memory and the prefrontal cortex, motor learning, protein synthesis in memory and learning disabilities. * Furthermore, it covers new treatments of gene regulation in memory, place cells and grid cells, human neuroimaging, human motor learning and associative conditioning, Alzheimer's disease and learning disabilities.

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"The book is well written and includes interesting and illustrative text inserts as well as colorful fugures with detailed explanations. Mechanisms of Memory is a successful integration of recent discoveries and technological advances applied to learning and memory at many different levels that will appeal to its target audience of advanced undergraduates and graduates across a number of disciplines." --AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY (November 2005, 162:11) "This is an exceptional book in more than one aspect. David Sweatt has written a monograph in which long term potentiation (LTP) is central issue. However, this book is not an endless presentation of all the numerous experiments into a context of learning and memory...the book presents a real opportunity for the advanced student, and the interested scientists, to learn more about LTP and how to put it into a perspective...The illustrations in the book are of high quality, informative and to the point. Every chapter is introduced at an abstract level, the last item I wanted to mention which makes this a special book, bringing long term reminiscences of Rothko and Pollock." - Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy (2005)

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David Sweatt obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of South Alabama before attending Vanderbilt University, where he was awarded a Ph.D. for studies of intracellular signaling mechanisms. He then did a post-doctoral Fellowship at the Columbia University Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, working on memory mechanisms in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Eric Kandel. From 1989 to 2006 he was a member of the Neuroscience faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, rising through the ranks there to Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Ph.D. program. Dr. Sweatt's laboratory studies biochemical mechanisms of learning and memory. In addition, his research program also investigates mechanisms of learning and memory disorders, such as mental retardation and aging-related memory dysfunction. He is currently the Evelyn F. McKnight endowed Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at UAB Medical School, and the Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He also is a Professor the Departments of Cell Biology, Genetics, and Psychology at UAB. Dr. Sweatt has won numerous awards and honors, including an Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award, and election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This year he won (along with Michael Meaney and Catherine Dulac) the Ipsen Foundation International Prize in Neural Plasticity, one of the most prestigious awards in his scientific field. From 1998 until 2002 he attended drawing and painting classes at the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. As an artist he explores the use of painting as a medium for expressing topics of interest in contemporary biomedical research. In 2009 he published a textbook, Mechanisms of Memory, which is illustrated with original paintings and describes current models for the molecular and cellular basis of memory formation.

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