The Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory presents a collection of chapters on methodology used by researchers in investigating human memory. Understanding the basic cognitive function of human memory is critical in a wide variety of fields, such as clinical psychology, developmental psychology, education, neuroscience, and gerontology, and studying memory has become particularly urgent in recent years due to the prominence of a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's. However, choosing the most appropriate method of research is a daunting task for most scholars. This book explores the methods that are currently available in various areas of human memory research and serves as a reference manual to help guide readers' own research. Each chapter is written by prominent researchers and features cutting-edge research on human memory and cognition, with topics ranging from basic memory processes to cognitive neuroscience to further applications. The focus here is not on the "what," but the "how"-how research is best conducted on human memory.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 474
Weight: 889 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Memory can be mysterious as it is often fleeting but also oddly enduring. Using creative and innovative methods allow scientists to uncover some of the mysteries of memory. This book provides a unique, exciting, and thorough overview of the challenges and the diverse methods that lead to some of the most innovative insights about how memory works, when and why it fails, and perhaps most importantly, what we can do when we know more about how it works. Alan Castel, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
There are books describe what we have learned about memory. However, this volume is unique for explaining both how these findings were obtained and how we should go about studying memory in the future. It gives invaluable advice for the use of behavioral and neural measures and provides important insights as to how these measures can be applied to new issues. Its authors are among the most active and influential scholars of memory. Anyone who wants to understand the scientific literature on memory or who is hoping to make a future contribution to that literature will find this book indispensable. Robert L. Greene, Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, USA
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