"Memory Mechanisms" is an edited review volume that summarizes state-of-the-art knowledge on memory mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and circuit level. Each review is written by leading experts in the field, presenting not only current knowledge, but also discussing the concepts, providing critical reflections and suggesting an outlook for future studies. The memory mechanisms are also discussed in the context of diseases. Studies of memory deficits in disease models are introduced as well as approaches to restore memory deficits. Finally, the impact of contemporary memory research for psychiatry is illustrated.
Introduction (KP Giese); Long-Term Potentiation and Memory (KP Giese); Structural Synaptic and Dendritic Spine Plasticity in the Hippocampus (MG Stewart & VI Popov); Memory Beyond Synaptic Plasticity: The Role of Intrinsic Neuronal Excitability (A Papoutsi, K Sidiropoulou & P Poirazi); Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Memory (SSD Stone & PW Frankland); Memory Consolidation and Its Underlying Mechanisms (CM Alberini, D Bambah-Mukku & DY Chen); The Role of CREB and CREB Co-Activators in Memory Formation (MJ Sekeres, D Sargin, PJ Ross & SA Josselyn); Memory Reconsolidation and Extinction (S Kida); Sex Differences in Memory Mechanisms (K Mizuno); Development of Memory Circuits in Drosophila (F Hirth); Experience-Dependent Plasticity in Barrel Cortex (G Albieri, GT Finnerty); Memory Circuits in the Hippocampus (TJ McHugh); Cerebellar Memory Circuits (CH Yeo); Impaired Memory Mechanisms in Models of Alzheimer's Disease (M Ohno); Restoring Memory Deficits in Cognitive Diseases (A Fischer); The Impact of Studies of Memory Mechanisms for Psychiatry (S Zaman).