The Memory, the topic of this Symposium, tabled three years ago by the Institut Servier, is of interest to both the medical profession and the general public. The subject is not new, but it remains a topical one. Fear of Alzheimer’s disease (now a political concern) is certainly one issue, but 50 years ago Memory was a frequent subject of literary and philosophical essays. A common post-war Baccalauréat exam question was - “Why do people often complain of their memory, but never of their judgment?”. We were admitting we were powerless and hoping to play down memory loss, for which no real solution could be found! With age, we sigh at our increasingly frequent memory lapses and marvel at how fast children can learn and remember things. French-Canadian writer Nancy Huston, in her Essay entitled “Nord Perdu”, used as metaphors a sponge and a sieve – a child’s memory absorbs and stores facts like a sponge, while they trickle through an adult’s memory like a sieve!

Summary

Introduction
Pierre Godeau

Memory: news from the front
Robert Jaffard

Images of memory: Neuroimaging of episodic memory and priming effects
Karine Lebreton, Pierre Gagnepain, Béatrice Desgranges, Francis Eustache

Memory and aging​​​​​​​
Michel Isingrini

Memory, aging and cerebral imaging​​​​​​​
Béatrice Desgranges, Hélène Beaunieux, Vincent de la Sayette, Fausto Viader, Francis Eustache  

Developmental amnesia ​​​​​​​
Bernard Laurent

One or several amnesic syndromes ?​​​​​​​
Emmanuel J. Barbeau

Transient global amnesia​​​​​​​
Peggy Quinette, Audrey Noël, Béatrice Desgranges, Vincent de La Sayette, Fausto Viader, Francis Eustache

Very long-term memory​​​​​​​
Ève Tramoni

Disproportionate retrograde amnesia: the question of functional amnesia ​​​​​​​
Catherine Thomas-Antérion

Remembering & Forgetting ​​​​​​​
Janine Chanteur

Memory of recollections and memory of knowledge. H.M., K.C. and a number of others​​​​​​​
Michel Poncet

Organizers
Pr Marie-Germaine Bousser, Pr Michel Haguenau, Pr Francis Eustache, Pr Robert Jaffard, Pr Michel Poncet
Authors
Emmanuel J. Barbeau, Hélène Beaunieux, Janine Chanteur, Vincent de La Sayette, Béatrice Desgranges, Francis Eustache, Pierre Gagnepain, Pierre Godeau, Michel Isingrini, François-Rabelais, Robert Jaffard, Bernard Laurent, Karine Lebreton, Audrey Noël, Michel Poncet, Peggy Quinette, Catherine Thomas-Anterion, Ève Tramoni, Fausto Viader
Organizers
Pr Marie-Germaine Bousser, Pr Michel Haguenau, Pr Francis Eustache, Pr Robert Jaffard, Pr Michel Poncet
Authors
Emmanuel J. Barbeau, Hélène Beaunieux, Janine Chanteur, Vincent de La Sayette, Béatrice Desgranges, Francis Eustache, Pierre Gagnepain, Pierre Godeau, Michel Isingrini, François-Rabelais, Robert Jaffard, Bernard Laurent, Karine Lebreton, Audrey Noël, Michel Poncet, Peggy Quinette, Catherine Thomas-Anterion, Ève Tramoni, Fausto Viader
Category
Neurosciences
Publication type
Proceedings
Year
2009
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