Multiple memory systems: A new view

L. Nadel

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It is now clear that there are multiple systems engaged in acquiring and storing knowledge about an organism’s experiences in the world. I argue that it might be best to think about these as knowledge systems, rather than as memory systems. Various kinds of knowledge systems are discussed, including knowledge of what, where, when, who, how, and valence. Implications of the existence of multiple systems are discussed, including the fact that these various systems manifest different developmental trajectories and are differentially affected by such things as stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning and Memory
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Reference
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780123705099
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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