Semantic Memory: Neurobiology, Disorders and Therapeutic Strategies for Improvement

Olivia H. Porter (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: SCI089000

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From infancy, by being in contact with the world, we acquire information regarding living beings and objects that surround us; we use objects and tools and watch others manipulate them; we taste various foods, perceive their smell and see their color, we play musical instruments and listen to music. This and other information that we store is semantic knowledge, and the kind of memory that stores and processes all that information is called semantic memory.

Semantic memory is likely the most important type of memory that facilitates verbal and nonverbal communication and allows humans to share their unique experiences. This book aims to review some aspects of semantic memory from the viewpoint of cognitive neuroscience. It also discusses semantic dementia, as well as a weak central coherence in individuals with Williams syndrome. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface

Chapter 1. Restoring Semantic Memory, Word by Word: Insights from Semantic Dementia
Regina Jokel and Nicole D. Anderson (Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada)

Chapter 2. Semantic Memory: Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Aspects
B. Prieto-Corona, M. Rodríguez-Camacho, J. Silva-Pereyra, G. Yáñez, J. Bernal, A. Jaimes and L. Luviano (Neurociencias, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México)

Chapter 3. Cross-Domain Investigation of Weak Central Coherence in People with Williams Syndrome: Asymmetrical Brain and Behavioral Performances in Verbal and Nonverbal Domains
Ching-Fen Hsu (Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Huafan University, Taipei, Taiwan)
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