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<i>Working with Memory</i>

Howard Eichenbaum

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780195141740
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865741 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141740.003.0013
 Working with Memory

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This chapter begins by summarizing the anatomy of the prefrontal cortex. It then reviews the functional role of the prefrontal cortex, including a consideration of whether the prefrontal area is involved in memory per se, or other cognitive processes related to memory, and whether the expansive prefrontal area has specialized subdivisions between or within the hemispheres. It considers parcellation of functions and cooperation between the prefrontal cortex and other higher-order cortical areas. Finally, some of the main points made in earlier chapters are reviewed, with the aim of considering how the entire brain participates in ordinary learning and memory processing.

Keywords: prefrontal cortex; memory; cognition; brain; learning memory processing

Chapter.  9222 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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