Declarative memory

Lila Davachi, Ian G. Dobbins

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Neuroimaging of declarative memory is not an endeavor divorced from psychology but, instead, is another path through which a more complete understanding of memory has emerged. Specifically, neuroimaging allows us to determine if differences between memory states emerge from quantitatively or qualitatively distinct underlying encoding operations. Further, it has allowed for greater specification of the putative control operations adopted when we make decisions about our memories. We describe some examples of insights provided by neuroimaging into the many and varied processes that support encoding and retrieval of declarative memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-118
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2008


  • Cognitive control
  • Hippocampus
  • Long-term memory
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Recognition memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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