December 2013 – Vol 15 – No. 4

Editor’s Choice

Ruben C. Gur and Raquel E. Gur Widiger provide a historical view of the study of memory and its neural bases, and describe memory processing from the point of view of cognitive neuroscience, focusing on episodic memory.
Earl K. Miller looks at the evidence for a neurobiological explanation of the executive functions of working memory. He explains the synchronization of neural rhythms and its consequences on the mental mechanisms of human beings.
Holger Jahn examines the processes involved in memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease, from the molecular level to the involvement of neural structures such as the default network. He also discusses the role of genetic and epigenetic factors.

In This issue

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Jorge Alberto Costa e Silva, Marc-Antoine Crocq

Guest editorial

Memory: from the laboratory to everyday life
Daniel L. Schacter (USA)

State of the art

Memory in health and in schizophrenia
Ruben C. Gur; Raquel E. Gur (USA)

Translational research

The “working” of working memory
Earl K. Miller (USA)

A neurobiological approach to the cognitive deficits of psychiatric disorders
Amit Etkin, MD, PhD; Anett Gyurak; Ruth O’Hara (USA)

Cellular basis of memory for addiction
Eric J. Nestler (USA)

Clinical research

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease
Holger Jahn (Germany)

Disorders of memory and plasticity in psychiatric disease
Christopher Pittenger (USA)

Non-Alzheimer’s disease—related memory impairment and dementia
Sönke Arlt (Germany)

Memory as a new therapeutic target
Karim Nader; Oliver Hardt; Ruth Lanius (Canada,UK)

Brief report

Imaging autobiographical memory
Philippe Fossati (France)