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On the intimate relationship between neurobiology and function in the theoretical analysis of human learning and memory

Alan Richardson-Klavehn, Zara M. Bergström, Elena Magno, Gerasimos Markopoulos, Catherine M. Sweeney-Reed and Maria Wimber

in Neuroimaging of Human Memory

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199217298
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696077 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217298.003.0009
On the intimate relationship between neurobiology and function in the theoretical analysis of human learning and memory

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This chapter presents a balanced perspective on the relationship between functional information processing and neurobiological approaches to the understanding of human learning and memory. It argues that neurobiological information, including information from functional neuroimaging, is essential in informing functional theory, but that functional theory is in turn essential to increasing the specificity of theorizing concerning how representations and processes of learning and memory relate to their neurobiological substrates.

Keywords: information processing; neurobiological approaches; learning; memory; neurobiological information; functional neuroimaging; functional theory

Chapter.  19929 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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