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Title Memory distortion : how minds, brains, and societies reconstruct the past / editor, Daniel L. Schacter ; contributing editors, Joseph T. Coyle ... [and others]
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [1995]


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Description xi, 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents The Reality of illusory memories / Elizabeth F. Loftus, Julie Feldman, and Richard Dashiell -- Constructive memory and memory distortions: a parallel-distributed processing approach / James L. McClelland -- False beliefs: some developmental and clinical considerations / Stephen J. Ceci -- Hypnosis and suggestions / David Spiegel -- Post traumatic stress disorder: psychobiological mechanisms of traumatic remembrance / John H. Krystal, Stephen M. Southwick, and Dennis S. Charney -- Mood-congruent memory biases in anxiety and depression / Susan Mineka and Kathleen Nugent --Biological foundations of accuracy and inaccuracy in memory / Larry R. Squire -- Confabulation / Morris Moscovitch -- Emotional activation, neuromodulatory systems, and memory / James L. McGaugh -- Speculations on the fidelity of memories stored in synaptic connections / Rodney A. Swain [et al.] -- Steps toward a molecular definition of memory consolidation / Ted Abel [et al.] -- Some patterns and meanings of memory distortion in American history / Michael Kammen -- Dynamics of distortion in collective memory / Michael Schudson -- Ancient Egyptian antijudaism: a case of distorted memory / Jan Assmann -- Notes on the cerebral topography of memory and memory distortion: a neurologist's perspective / Marek-Marsel Mesulam -- Memory distortion and anamnesis: a view from the human sciences / Lawrence E. Sullivan
Summary Hypnosis, confabulation, source amnesia, flashbulb memories, repression - these and numerous additional topics are explored in this timely collection of essays by eminent scholars in a range of disciplines. This is the first book on memory distortion to unite contributions from cognitive psychology, psychopathology, psychiatry, neurobiology, sociology, history, and religious studies. It brings the most relevant group of perspectives to bear on some key contemporary issues, including the value of eyewitness testimony and the accuracy of recovered memories of sexual abuse
Analysis Humans Memory (Mental processes)
Notes Papers originally presented at the first conference sponsored by the Harvard Center for the Study of Mind, Brain, and Behavior in Cambridge, Mass., May 6-8, 1994
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in Croatian
Subject Memory disorders -- Congresses.
Memory -- physiology.
Memory Disorders.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Coyle, Joseph T.
Schacter, Daniel L.
Harvard Center for the Study of Mind, Brain, and Behavior.
LC no. 95030479
ISBN 0674566750 (alk. paper)
0674566769 (paperback)
9536491508 (paperback)