Memory systems of the brain: A brief history and current perspective

  title={Memory systems of the brain: A brief history and current perspective},
  author={Larry R. Squire},
  journal={Neurobiology of Learning and Memory},
  • Larry R. Squire
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • The idea that memory is composed of distinct systems has a long history but became a topic of experimental inquiry only after the middle of the 20th century. Beginning about 1980, evidence from normal subjects, amnesic patients, and experimental animals converged on the view that a fundamental distinction could be drawn between a kind of memory that is accessible to conscious recollection and another kind that is not. Subsequent work shifted thinking beyond dichotomies to a view, grounded in… CONTINUE READING
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