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Mind and BrainA Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience$
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William R. Uttal

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015967

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015967.001.0001

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Learning and Memory

Learning and Memory

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(p.177) 5 Learning and Memory
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Mind and Brain
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William R. Uttal

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015967.003.0005

This chapter discusses how the brain behaves in learning and memory. It begins with a description of the history of learning research and also discusses different components of the typology of learning and memory, which includes long-term memory, short-term or working memory, sensory memory, and priming. The chapter also presents information on the three stages into which the existing empirical literature comparing brain and cognitive processes is divided. These stages include the early stage, intermediate stage, and the current stage, known as brain imaging, which has seen the emergence and the invention of technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The chapter emphasizes that variability and inconsistency exist among the findings of neuroscience experiments conducted by a number of researchers in this field.

Keywords:   learning, memory, brain, priming, brain imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI

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