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Retrieving pictures from long-term memory

Alumit Ishai

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/9780199217298.003.0015
Retrieving pictures from long-term memory

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This chapter describes several functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies, designed to elucidate the neural correlates of retrieving pictorial information from long-term memory. It argues that the complex activation patterns observed when subjects generate mental images of faces and objects or perform recognition memory tasks provide valuable information that is essential for the formulation of any theories or models of human memory.

Keywords: functional magnetic resonance imaging; fMRI; neural correlates; long-term memory; recognition memory; memory

Chapter.  8382 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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