- Examples or real-life stories begin each chapter and are woven throughout to illustrate the relevance and importance of key concepts.
- Up-to-date coverage of research and theory focuses on cognitive experiments, neuroscience, patients with memory disorders, the areas of the brain involved in memory, and the cognitive theory that links this research together.
- Unique applied coverage includes how the science of memory can be applied to education, police investigations, courtrooms, memory clinics, and everyday life
- Highlighted mnemonic hints throughout the book and an entire chapter on memory improvement show students how they can apply the book's concepts to make their memories more efficient
- Invaluable in-text learning aids include interim summaries, a running glossary, and references to online resources, as well as chapter-ending key terms, summaries, and review questions.
New to the Second Edition
-A greater emphasis on the study of memory from a scientific viewpoint is present throughout the new edition, including an emphasis on the ways in which the scientific study of memory is distinct from other areas of study within psychology.
- The latest findings, studies, and techniques are covered throughout the book. Key new material includes the Addis et. al. neuroimaging study, a new discussion of the MEG neuroimaging technique, new research on involuntary memories, the latest findings on the testing effect, new work on how people control the accuracy of memories that they report, new work on direct stimulation of the brain, and much more.
- The structure of chapter thirteen has been shifted to more clearly cover memory efficiency rather than memory improvement. This chapter now contains coverage of the latest advances and strategies for studying and retaining material.