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Spatial memory and hippocampal function: Where are we now?

By Mark Good


The main aim of this paper is to provide an overview of current debates
 concerning the role of the mammalian hippocampus in learning with a
 particular emphasis on spatial learning. The review discusses recent debates
 on (1) the role of the primate hippocampus in recognition memory and
 object-in-place memory, (2) the role of the hippocampus in spatial
 navigation in both rats and humans, and (3) the effects of hippocampal
 damage on processing contextual information. Evidence from these lines of
 research have led many current theories to posit a function for the
 hippocampus that has as its organizing principle the association or binding
 of stimulus representations. Based on this principle, recent theories of
 hippocampal function have extended their application beyond the spatial
 domain to capture features of declarative and episodic memory processes

Topics: Psychology, BF1-990, Philosophy. Psychology. Religion, B, DOAJ:Psychology, DOAJ:Social Sciences, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091, Consciousness. Cognition, BF309-499
Publisher: Universidad de Valencia. Departamento de Metodología de las Ciencias del Comportamiento
Year: 2002
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