The Evolution of Multiple Memory Systems

@article{Sherry1987TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Multiple Memory Systems},
  author={D. Sherry and D. Schacter},
  journal={Psychological Review},
  year={1987},
  volume={94},
  pages={439-454}
}
  • D. Sherry, D. Schacter
  • Published 1987
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Review
  • The existence of multiple memory systems has been proposed in a number of areas, including cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and the study of animal learning and memory. We examine whether the existence of such multiple systems seems likely on evolutionary grounds. Multiple systems adapted to serve seemingly similar functions, which differ in important ways, are a common evolutionary outcome. The evolution of multiple memory systems requires memory systems to be specialized to such a… CONTINUE READING
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