Content specificity of long-term memory representations

Patrick Khader and Frank Rösler

in Neuroimaging of Human Memory

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199217298
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696077 | DOI:
Content specificity of long-term memory representations

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This chapter examines behavioural, neurophysiological, and neuroimaging studies that reveal dissociations between storage or retrieval of clearly distinct, global stimulus categories, less distinct stimulus categories, and fine-grained distinctions within object categories. These results clearly show that material-specific cortical networks exist which are systematically activated during long-term memory retrieval.

Keywords: behavioural studies; neurophysiological studies; neuroimaging studies; global stimulus categories; distinct stimulus categories; object categories; cortical networks; long-term memory retrieval

Chapter.  7540 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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