While there are many books on retrospective memory, or remembering past events, Prospective Memory: An Overview and Synthesis of an Emerging Field is the first authored text to provide a straightforward and integrated foundation to the scientific study of memory for actions to be performed in the future. Authors Mark A. McDaniel and Gilles O. Einstein present an accessible overview and synthesis of the theoretical and empirical work in this emerging field.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Prospective Memory

Cognitive neuroscience of prospective memory

As the field of prospective memory has gained wider attention in the memory and cognition literature, researchers in the related area of cognitive neuroscience have started to turn their attention to prospective memory. We will organize our discussion of this emerging work based on the methodologies used to gain insights into the neurological underpinnings of prospective memory. The three general approaches are neuropsychological, functional neuroimaging, and electrophysiological (ERPs).

The Neuropsychology of Prospective Memory

Case Studies

A long-standing neuropsychological method is to examine individual cases who have sustained brain damage from injury, vascular syndromes, disease, or surgical lesions (for example, from tumor excision). In terms of prospective memory, based on the idea presented in previous chapters that prospective memory involves ...

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