Learning and Memory: Computational Models

P. B. Sederberg, K. A. Norman

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The goal of learning and memory research is to understand how we store and retrieve information based on our experiences. Computational models provide formal implementations of memory theories that attempt to predict both behavior and neural data. This article describes computational models of declarative memory, including episodic memory (memory for specific events) and semantic memory (memory for meanings), with a particular focus on the role of context in supporting both types of memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Three-Volume Set, 1-3
ISBN (Electronic)9780080453965
ISBN (Print)9780080914558
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


  • Computational models
  • Context
  • Cortex
  • Episodic memory
  • Hippocampus
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Neural networks
  • Recall
  • Recognition
  • Semantic memory
  • Synaptic plasticity


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