Books on Memory 2007-03-02

The following books have helped me understand how my mind works, and how it is continually being challenged to expand.

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension. -- Oliver Wendel Holmes

The books I've summarized here are ordered by date, to indicate some evolution in understanding.

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The Mature Mind

H. A. Overstreet
Copyright 1949 by W.W.Norton & Company Inc.

Maturity Concept
psychological foundations;
criteria of maturity;
two old theories and a new one;
mature insights lost on immature minds.
Forces that shape us
A heritage of contradictions;
applied maturity:
a test case;
economics for human fulfillment;
the play of politics on the mind;
what we read, see, and hear;
The home as a place for growing;
Education: a question mark;
toward religious maturity;
what we ourselves can do.

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Growing Older (1974)

Copyright © 1974 by Margaret Hellie Huyck
ISBN 0-1`3-367771-0
ISBN 0-13-367763-X (pbk) Chapter titles

  1. Introduction: How Old are You?
  2. Social Expectations: Act Your Age!
  3. Biological Changes: The Sprit is Willing
    but the Flesh Is Weak
  4. Human Sexuality: Dirty Old Man or Sexy Senior Citizen
  5. Parents and Children: Showdown at Generation Gap
  6. Friends and Lovers: Together and Apart
  7. Work and Leisure: Jet Plane or Rocking Chair?
  8. Personal Space: Is Your House Built on Sand?
  9. Personality and Self-Concept: Is this Still Me?
  10. Successful Aging: Adding Years to Our Lives
  11. Further Reading

Memory Facts and Fallacies

Copyright copy; 1957 Ian M. L. Hunter
Penguin Books, Baltimore Maryland

Chapter Titles:

  1. What is Memory
  2. Memorizing
  3. Why do we forget
  4. Recalling stories and events
  5. Repressing
  6. Imaging
  7. Improving memory

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Exercises for the Whole Brain

Allen D. Bragdon
Copyright copy; 1978, 1979, 1980, 1999 Allen D. Bragdon Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 0-916410-65-X

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The Creative Mind

Myths and Mechanisms
Copyright copy; 1990 by Margaret A. Boden
ISBN 0-465-01452-6
Basic Books

"In sum: whether or not computers can really be creative,
they can do apparently creative things --
and, what is more to the point, considering how they can do so
can help us understand how creativity happens in people.

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(Nearly) Total Recall -- A Guide to a Better Memory at Any Age

Danielle C. Lapp
ISBN: 0-916318-51-6
Copyright © 1992 by the Stanford Alumni Association

Chapter contents:

  1. Demystifying Memory
    twenty-nine subheadings
  2. Focusing Attention
    twenty subheadings
  3. Mnemonics. Tricks for Recall
    thirty subheadings
  4. Medical Issues
    fifteen subheadings
  5. Reflections on Memory
    ten subheadings

About the Author
Backlist

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Emotional Intelligence

Why it can matter more than IQ
Copyright © 1995 by Daniel Goleman
Tenth Anniversary Issue, October 2005
ISBN-13: 978-0-553-38371-3 hb
ISBN-10: 0-553-38371-X pb

Five Parts:
1. The Emotional Brain 23 pgs
2. The Nature of Emotional Intelligence 95 pgs
3. Emotional Intelligence Applied 60 pgs
4. Windows of Opportunity 42 pgs
5. Emotional Literacy 58 pgs
Six appendices, resources, notes, acknowledgements, index

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Searching for Memory

Searching for Memory
The Brain, the Mind, and the Past
Copyright © 1996 by Daniel L. Schacter
ISBN 0-465-02502-1

Contents:
  1. On Remembering
    "A Telescope Pointed at Time"
  2. Building Memories
  3. Of Time and Autobiography
  4. Reflections in a curved mirror
    "Memory Distortion"
  5. Vanishing Traces
    "Amnesia and the Brain
  6. The Hidden World of Implicit Memory
  7. Emotional Memories
    "When the Past Persists"
  8. Islands in the fog
    "Psychogenic Amnesia"
  9. The Memory Wars
    "Seeking Truth in the Line of Fire
  10. Stories of Elders

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Kinds of Minds

Copyright © 1995 Daniel C. Dennett
ISBN 0 75380 043 8

The origins of consciousness

6 Chapters with subparts: 1. What Kinds of Minds Are There: 4
2. Intentionality: The Intentional Systems Approach 4
3. The Body and Its Minds 3
4. How Intentionality Came into Focus 3
5. The creation of Thinking 3
6. Our Minds and Other Minds 2
Further Reading, Bibliography, Index

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(Nearly) Total Recall
A Guide to a Better Memory at Any Age
Danielle C. Lapp
ISBN: 0-916318-51-6 Copyright © 1992 by the Stanford Alumni Association
Contents:

Chapter contents:

  1. Demystifying Memory
    twenty-nine subheadings
  2. Focusing Attention
    twenty subheadings
  3. Mnemonics. Tricks for Recall
    thirty subheadings
  4. Medical Issues
    fifteen subheadings
  5. Reflections on Memory
    ten subheadings

About the Author
Backlist

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Context is Everything (1999) Context is Everything
The Nature of Memory
Copyright © 1999 by Susan Engel
ISBN: 0-7167-2997-0
Chapter Contents:
  1. Where Memories Begin
  2. Memories Created in Conversation
  3. Courtrooms and Therapy Rooms
  4. Remembering in Print
  5. Laying Claim to the Past:
    When Memories become history

Notes

Index

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The Anatomy of Memory (1996) The Anatomy of Memory
An anthology
Copyright © 1996 by James McConkey
ISBN 0-19-507841-1
Oxford University Press

Contents:
Mini-glossary
Foreward
Introduction

  1. The Nature of Memory
    nine subsections
  2. The Memory of Nature
    six subsections
  3. Memory and Creation
    eleven subsections
  4. Memory, Culture and Identity
    eight subsections
  5. Perspectives of Memory
    Childhood and the middle years
    seven subsections
    Other Dimensions
    three subsections
  6. Beyond Memory
    six subsections

Acknowledgements

Author Index

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The Making of Intelligence

Copyright © 1999 Ken Richardson
ISBN 0 75380 998 2

8 chapters
1. The many faces of intelligence
2. IQ: The misconstruciton of intelligence
3. Does biology hold the key?
4. Computatons and connections
5. Intelligent systems
6. Constructive intelligence
7. Social intelligence
8. The intelligent brain
Epilogue: Promoting human intelligence
Index

A clear and succinct hatchet job on the IQ test,
which has been done before,
but rarely to such good effect...
a quietly passionate polemic.
-- The Financial Times

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Use It or Lose It

How to keep your brain fit as it ages
Allen D. Bragdon and David Gamon, Ph.D
Copyright copy; 2000 by Allen D. Bragdon Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 0-916410-93-5

Causes and practical strategies for combatting loss of mental power from aging and environmental factors

Section Titles:

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The Oxford Handbook of Memory (2000)

Copyright © 2000 by Endel Tulving
and Fergus I. M. Craik
ISBN 0-19-512265-8
Oxford University Press

Contents:

PART 1 Study of Memory:

  1. A Brief History of Memory Research -- Gordon H. Bower
  2. Concepts of Memory -- Endel Tulving
  3. Methods of Memory Research -- Robert S. Lockhart
  4. Contingency Analyses of Memory -- Michael J. Kahana

Part II Memory in the Laboratory:

ACTS OF MEMORY

  1. Short-Term and Working Memory -- Alan Baddeley
  2. Encoding and Rietrieval of Information
  3. Transfer and Expertise -- Daniel R. Kimball & Keith J. Holyoak

CONTENTS OF MEMORY

  1. Serial Learning: Cognition and Behavior
  2. Remembering Actions and Words
  3. Distortions of Memory -- Henry L. Roediger & Katheen B. McDermott

REFLECTIONS IN MEMORY

  1. Memory Judgments -- Douglas L. Hintzman
  2. Source Monitoring: Attributing Mental Experiences -- Karen J. Mitchell & Marcia K. Johnson
  3. Metamemory: Theory and Data -- Janet Metfcalfe

AWARENESS IN MEMORY

  1. Recollection and Familiarity
    Process-Dissociation -- Colleen M. Kelley & Larry L. Jacobny
  2. Remembring and Knowing -- John M. Gardiner & Alan Richardson-Klavehn
  3. Nonconscious Forms of Human Memory -- Jeffrey P. Toth

PART III Memory in Life

MEMORY IN DEVELOPMENT

  1. Memory in Infancy and Early Childhood -- Carolyn Rovee-Collier & Harlene Hayne
  2. Socialization of Memory -- Katherine Nelson & Robyn Fivush
  3. Memory and Theory of Mind

MEMORY IN USE

  1. Remembering Life Experiences -- Ulric Neisser & Lisa K. Libby
  2. Control Processes in Remembering -- Asher Koriat
  3. Long-Term Maintenance of Knowledge - Harry P. Bahrick
  4. Remembering Spaces -- Barbara Tversky
  5. Memory for Emotional Events -- Jonathan w. Schooler & Eric Eich

MEMORY IN DECLINE

  1. Memory Changes in Healthy Older Adults -- David A. Balota, Patrick O. Dolan & Janet M. Dunchek
  2. Memory in Aging Brain -- Nicole D. Anderson & Fergus I. M. Craik
  3. Selective Memory Disorders -- Andrew r. Mayes
  4. Memory in the Dementias -- John R.Hodges

PART IV Organization of Memory

NEURAL SUBSTRATES OF MEMORY

  1. Neuroanatomy of Memory -- Hans J. Markowitsch
  2. THe Medial Temporal Lobe and the Hippocampus -- Stuart M. Zola & Larry R. Squire
  3. Brain Imaging of Memory -- Lars Nhyberg & Roberto Cabeza
  4. Event-Related Potential Studies of Memory -- Michael D. Rugg & Kevin Allan
  5. Psychopharmacological Perspectives on Memory -- H. Valerie Curran

THEORIES OF MEMORY

  1. The Adaptive Nature of Memory -- John R. ANderson & Lael J. Schooler
  2. Memory Models -- Roger Ratcfliff & Gail McKoon
  3. Connectionist Models of Memory -- James L. McClelland
  4. Episodic Memory and Autonetic Awareness -- Mark A. Wheeler
  5. Theories of Memory and Consciousness -- Morris Moscovitch
  6. Memory Systems of 1999 -- Daniel L. Schacter, Anthony D. Wagner, & Randy L. Buckner

EPILOGUE

The Story of Memory, and Memory of the Story -- L. Weiskrantz

Subject Index

Name Index

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The Handbook of Aging and Cognition

Copyright © 2000 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
ISBN 0-8058-2966-0
Edited b y Fergus I. M. Craik, Timothy A. Salthouse, 2nd ed.

Contents

preface

  1. Aging of the Brain and Its Impact on Cognitive Performance:
    Integration of Structural and Functional Findings -- Naftali Raz
  2. Age-Related Changes in Memory: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective
    Matthew W. Prull, John D. E. Gabrieli, and Silvia A. Bunge
  3. Implications of Perceptural Determination for Cognitive Aging Research
    -- Bruce A. Schneider and M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller
  4. Attention and Aging: A Functional Perspective -- Joan M. McDowd and Raymond J. Shaw
  5. Human Memory -- Rose T. Zacks, Lyhnn Hasher and Karen Z. H. Li
  6. Language and Speech -- Arthur Wingfield and Elizabeth A. L. Stine-Morrow
  7. Metacognition in Adulthood and Old Age -- Christopher Hertzog and David F. Hultsch
  8. Methodological Assumkptions in Cognitive Aging Research -- Timothy A. Salthouse
  9. Cognitive Functioning in Very Old Age -- Lars Backman, Brent J. Small, Ake Wahlin and Maria Larsson
  10. Human Factors, Applied Cognition, and Aging -- Wendy A. Rogers and Arthur D. Fisk
  11. Emotion and Cognition -- Derek M. Isaacowitz, Susan Turk Charles, and Laura L. Carstensen
  12. Life-Span Perspectives on Self, Personality, and Social Cognition -- Ursula M. Staudinger and Monisha Pasupathi
  13. Closing Comments -- Timothy A. Salthouse and Fergus I. M. Criak

Author Index

Subject Index

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How to Build a Mind

Copyright © 2000 Igor Aleksander
Contents:
1. Imagination and consciousness
2. Miletus: where the dreamikng begins
3. 1958: a vooyage towards interdisaciplinarity
4. The ghost of Aristotle: an influence across two millenia
5. Early artificial neuons and the gbeginnings of artificial intelligence
5. Liberationg philposophy7: the empiricists
7. Cangterbury: the first machines
8. Wittgenstein: a brfief interlude
9. The WISARD years: mmachines with no mind
10. Starting the week with consciousness
11. MAGNUS in South Kensington and Pasadena
12. On being conscious: the ego in the machine
Epilogue, Notes,Further readings, Index

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Language and Mind

Noam Chomsky, MIT
Copyright © 1968 by Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc
Topic: pages
Linguistic Contributions to the Study of Mind:
Past 20
Present 37
Future 27
Notes 4

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Aging and Mental Health

Robert N. Butler, M.D. and Myrna I. Lewis ACSW
Copyright © 1977 by The C.V. Mosby Company
ISBN 0-8016-0921-6
Second Edition
Contents Part One: The Nature of the Problem -- 7 subsections
Part Two: Evaluation, treatment, and prevention 8 subsections
Appendices: Sources of Gerontological and Geriatric Literature
Organizations pertaining ot the elderly
Government Programs for the elderly

The Economics of Aging (1980)

James H Shutz
Copyright © 1980 by Wadsworth, Inc.
ISBN 0-534-00772-4

Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology

Copyright © 1978 by Bradford Books, Publisher
The MIT Press 1981-07-13
ISBN 026254096 paper
ISBN 0262540371 cloth
The essays collected here attempt to solve a wide variety of puzzles about the mind. 353 pages.

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Learn Faster and Remember More

Copyright © 2001 by Allan D. Bragdon Publishers, inc.
David Gamon, Ph.D. & Allen D. Bragdon
ISBN 0-916410-79-X

Topics:

Developing Brain -- third trimester through high school
fourteen subsections, including pre-natal learning; language; mother's influence; terrible twos; fun to be smart; studying; teaching; sports; stress
Maturing Years -- college to retirement
Sixteen subsections, including best brain workouts;
management skills; cures; depression; dementia; nutrition
Experienced Mind -- maintaining treasured qualities of life
Fourteen subsections

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New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

Noam Chomsky
ISBN 0 521 65147 6 hb
ISBN 0 521 65822 5 pb
Copyright © 2000 Cambridge University Press
Contents:
Topic: pages
Introduction 2
New horizons in the study of language 16
Explaining language use 27
Language and interpretation philosophical 29
reflections and empirical inquiry Language as a natural object 26
Language from an internalist perspective 30
Notes 10
References 9
Index 16

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Keep Your Brain Young

The complete guide to physical and emotional health and longevity
Copyright copy; 2002 by
Guy McKhann, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and
Marily Albert, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN 0-471-43028-5

If there is one thing that determines how fully we live at an older age, it is how well our brains work. ... It is involved in almost everyting we do. ... thinking, feelings, modes, movements, senses, sleeping. This book emphasizes ways to keep your brain functions performing as well
as possible for as long as possible.

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Genius

A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds
Copyright © 2002 by Harold Bloom LLC
ISBN 0-446-52717-3

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Intelligent Memory

Improve the Memory that Makes You Smarter
Barry Gordon, M.D.
Copyright © Intelligent Amplifications, Inc.
and Lisa Berger, 2003
ISBN 0-965-47798-3

Increase productivity, solve everyday problems faster,
Learn to be more creative.
12 chapters.

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Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology

Copyright © 1978 by Bradford Books, Publisher
The MIT Press 1981-07-13
ISBN 026254096 paper
ISBN 0262540371 cloth
The essays collected here attempt to solve a wide variety of puzzles about the mind. 353 pages.

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The Well-Educated Mind

A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
Copyright © 2003 by Susan Wise Bauer
ISBN 0-393-05094-7
Nine chapters

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Being Logical

A Guide to Good Thinking
Copyright © 2004 by D.Q.McInery
ISBN 1-4000-6171-7
Logic is about clear and effective thinking. This book is
intended to introduce readers to the rudiments of the science
as well as to the basic skills associated with the art.

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The Well-Trained Mind

A guide to the Classical Education at Home
Copyright © 2004, 1999 by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer
ISBN 0-393-05927-8
W.W.Norton and Company, Inc.

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Mind Wide Open

Your brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

Copyright copy; 2004 by Steven Johnson
ISBN 0-7432-4165-7

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The Book of the Mind

Introductions, selection and arrangement
copyright copy; 2003 by Stephen Wilson
ISBN 1-58234-258-X
First US Edition 2003
Key writings on the mind from Plato and the Buddha
through Shakespeare, Descartes, and Freud
to the latest discoveries of Neuroscience.

Key writings on the mind from Plato and the Buddha through Shakespeare,
Descartes, and Freud to the latest discoveries of neuroscience.

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Memory Fitness

A guide for successful aging
Copyright copy; 2004 by Gilles O. Einstein and Mark A. McDaniel
ISBN 0-300-10023-X (cloth)
ISBN 0-300-10570-3 (pbk)

Chapter titles:

  1. Thanks for the memories -- aging and remembering
  2. Overview of memory systems and processes -- The effects of aging
  3. Forgetting and distorting are nomal -- at all ages!
  4. Working memory and avoiding distractions -- the right time for the right task
  5. Most memories are there -- the trick is finding them
  6. How to learn and remember complex material -- articles, lectures, and textbooks
  7. Remembering tough things
  8. Remembering to remember -- medications, appointments, things to pack ...
  9. Mental exercise and memory -- Use it or lose it
  10. Physical exercise and memory -- not exercising is risky behavior
  11. Effects of stress, depression, illness, and medications on memory
  12. Enhancing memory with nutritional supplements and vitamins
  13. Alzheimer's disease -- the signals ans what you can do about it

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The Memory Prescription

Dr. Gary Small's 14-day plan
to keep your brain and body young

Copyright © 2004 Gary Small, M.D.
ISBN 1-4-13-0066-9

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Age-Proof Your Mind

Detect, Delay, and Prevent Memory Loss
-- Before It's Too Late
Copyright © 2005 by Zaldy S. Tan, MD.
ISBN 0-7394-5738-1

Chapter Pages

Part 1: Are You Losing Your Mind? 2
Wrinkles of the Mind 13
Mental Wear and Tear 18
MCI and the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease 35

Part II: Saving Your Mind 2
Oxygen Damage and the Brain: 13
To E or Not to E?
Inflamation and the Brain 12
The Brain-Diet Connection 23
Learn New, Age Later 13
Physical Fitness and Brain Health 6
The Mind and Body on Estrogen 15

Part III: Testing and Preserving Your Mind 2
Stressing the Brain 7
The Memory Stress Test 42
The Memory Improvement Program 25
Age-Proof Your Mind 13
The Future Promise of an Alzheimer's Cure 15
Appendix A: Food for Thought: Recipes 12
for a Healthier Mind and Body
Appendix B: Resources 6
Index 8

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In Search of Memory

The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
Copyright © 2006 Eric R. Kandel
ISBN 0-393-05863-8 (hc)
Five chapters

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Brain Boosting Library

Copyright © 2006 by Boardroom, Inc.
Five Primary Topics

Topic Subtopics

  1. The Natural insomnia cure 7
  2. Secrets of Super Memory 4
  3. Amazing Breakthroughs for
    undoing depression 8
  4. The greatest sex of your life 5
  5. No more Alzheimers 6