Perspectives on Human Memory and Cognitive Aging

Fergus I. M. Craik, Moshe Naveh-Benjamin, Morris Moscovitch, Henry L. Roediger

Human reminiscence and cognitive ageing have been the topic of intense scientific analysis. Quite a few advances have been made in explaining the cognitive processes and the neuropsychological mechanisms underlying human reminiscence, and in outlining age-related adjustments in them. This quantity consists of an up-to-date assortment of chapters written by authoritative researchers in these fields. The chapters had been initially introduced in a convention held in Might 1999 to mark the retirement of Fergus Craik from the College of Toronto. Craik’s contributions in these two areas had been on the centre of the discussions held. These discussions had been associated to the historical past and present standing of the influential ranges of processing method as an explanatory framework of reminiscence efficiency and to Craik’s self-initiation/environmental help speculation of cognitive ageing.