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Examining the Relationship between Autobiographical Episodic Memory and Theory of Mind in Developmental Amnesia and with fMRI: The Role of Personal Familiarity
The purpose of this dissertation was to examine if, and under what conditions, autobiographical memory (AM) supported by the hippocampus benefits theory of mind (ToM). To this end, I attempted to address two main questions: ...
Impoverished Descriptions of Familiar Routes in Three Cases of Hippocampal Amnesia
Recent research has challenged classic theories of hippocampal function in spatial memory with findings that the hippocampus may be necessary for detailed representations of environments learned long ago, but not for ...
Investigating the Declarative and Procedural Memory Processes Underlying Acquisition of Tool-Related Knowledge and Skills
It has been proposed that the acquisition of tool-related knowledge and skills (e.g., attributes of a tool, how it is used, how it is grasped) relies on a complex set of memory processes. However, the precise memory ...
Examining Autobiographical Memory Specificity, Expressed Emotional Arousal and Client Experiencing in Emotion - Focused and Client - Centered Treatments of Depression: A Process - Outcome Analysis
Research has consistently demonstrated that clinical depression is associated with a propensity toward generic, nonspecific autobiographical memory (ABM) recall (for a review see Williams, Barnhofer, Crane, Hermans, Raes, ...
Fractionating Executive Control in the Human Brain: A Within-Subjects fMRI Study
Executive control processes have been found to cluster around three factors: updating, inhibition and task switching. However, few studies have directly investigated the fractionation of executive control in the brain, and ...