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Understanding Memory

by (author) Carolyn Ensley

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2020
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2020
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The most engaging, comprehensive, and applied introduction to memory that relates the study of memory to everyday life.

Balancing theory and application, Understanding Memory provides an engaging and comprehensive overview of human memory with a focus on current models of memory systems and how these models are relevant to our everyday lives.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Carolyn Ensley has taught courses relating sensation and perception, cognition, history and learning at Wilfrid Laurier University since 2004 where she has a standing appointment in the department. Carolyn was responsible for creating the labs for Discovery Labs for Cognition and for the updated boxes in Chaudhuri, Fundamentals of Sensory Perception.

Editorial Reviews

"This book provides a comprehensive, balanced, and up to date review of the cognitive neuroscience and psychology of memory. It covers a broad range of topics ranging from the biology of long-term memory, to the pitfalls and limitations of memory in applied setting such as the criminal justice system and the world of advertising." --Patrick Conlan, Langara College

"Understanding Memory offers an excellent introduction to research in memory. The integration of traditional cognitive methods with highlights from cognitive neuroscience is excellent. The book is current, up-to-date, and designed to be approachable for students new to the field." --Myra Fernandes, University of Waterloo

"[A] thorough and well-written textbook...If you are thinking of using a new textbook, I would strongly recommend this one!" --Jacqueline Zimmermann, University of Toronto

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