Article ID: CBB643187129

Memory in Contemporary Biomedicine: Cross-Disciplinary Scenarios (2022)


Sirgiovanni, Elisabetta (Author)
Marco Cilione (Author)

Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Volume: 34
Issue: 2
Pages: 5-12
Publication date: 2022
Language: English

Although it is true that past thinkers developed relevant taxonomies of the phenomenon of memory at the behavioral level, only in the last century has our scientific understanding of the underlying brain mechanisms of memory progressed remarkably. New acquisitions include that memory is not just a functional or physiological process, but a structural or anatomical one as well, that conceiving of memory as merely cognitive or centered on cognition is misleading, or that memory does not require any consciousness or intentionality. On the applicative side, recent technological advances offered opportunities of modifying memory with biological means, and detecting more effectively whether someone is remembering or lying. This issue of "Medicina nei Secoli" is dedicated to Memory in contemporary biomedicine: cross-disciplinary scenarios. It hosts seven expert contributions to the field covering different areas of medical inquiry (i.e., immunology, neuroscience, gerontology) and humanistic-social perspectives (history, epistemology, ethics, and law).

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Authors & Contributors
Dell'Osso, Liliana
Dijck, José van
Guida, Alessandro
Halpern, Orit
Hirshbein, Laura Davidow
Koepnick, Lutz
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Social Studies of Science
Carocci Editore
Edizioni ETS
University of Chicago Press
University of Maryland, College Park
Medicine and society
Broca, Paul
Charcot, Jean Martin
Inaudi, Jacques
Kraepelin, Emil
Trousseau, Armand
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
Paris (France)
United States
Montreal (Quebec, Canada)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
Montreal Neurological Institute
International Brain Research Organization
Society for Neuroscience
Neurosciences Research Program

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