Papers by Dr. Abe, Dr. Uchida, Dr. Ueda, et. al., Published in the Book, Memory in a Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society
Papers by Dr. Nobuhito Abe, Dr. Yukiko Uchida, Dr. Yoshiyuki Ueda, and Dr. Masataka Nakayama (postdoctoral researcher) et. al. was published in Memory in a Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society.
The studies in this book explore new perspectives on human memory and how it is linked to the mind, brain and society.
The papers by the researchers from Kokoro Research Center are listed below and sample pages can be accessed via the links below.
Voluntary suppression and involuntary repression: Brain mechanisms for forgetting unpleasant memories, In: Memory in a Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society, pp 147-164, T. Tsukiura, S. Umeda, Eds. Springer, Tokyo
This chapter reviews the current state of research regarding brain mechanisms underlying the active inhibitory control processes in mnemonic processing. Research has examined both the voluntary suppression and repression of memories in healthy participants and patients with dissociative amnesia. Results indicated that our memory system may be controlled by active forgetting processes through interactions between specific brain areas.
Cultural Psychology as a Form of Memory Research. In T. Tsukiura & S. Umeda (Eds.). Memory and the Social Context. Tokyo: Springer Japan.
This chapter reviews prior research on the relationship between culture and memory. Research has suggested that there are cultural differences in memory encoding and recall, as well as influences cognition and attention. For example, the memories of East Asian people – relative to European Americans – focus more on relationships with others than they do on the self.