This book offers an exhaustive overview of memory system disorders. The topics discussed focus on memory deficits associated with brain damage or dysfunctions in adults, especially as regards matters that have been intensely debated in recent years, including the role of the hippocampus in declarative memory, semantic category dissociation, and isolated or focal retrograde amnesia. The text also includes detailed and up-to-date information that any neuropsychologist interested in memory needs to know, concerning neuroanatomy, neurology, age-induced memory changes, and meta-memory assessment techniques.
Contents: Preface. - 1. Memory Systems: Neural Correlates. - 2. Selective Disorders and Short-Term Memory. - 3. Semantic Memory Disorders. - 4. Episodic Memory Disorders. - 5. Focal Retrograde Amnesia. - 6. Implicit Memory Disorders. - 7. Frontal Syndrome Memory Disorders. - 8. False Memories. - 9. Ageing and Memory. - Bibliographical References. - Index.
Costanza Papagno teaches Neuropsychology and Experimental Neuropsychology at the Bicocca University in Milan.