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Bridging the Gap between Brain and Behavior: Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Episodic Memory

By Howard Eichenbaum and Norbert J Fortin

Abstract

The notion that non-human animals are capable of episodic memory is highly controversial. Here, we review recent behavioral work from our laboratory showing that the fundamental features of episodic memory can be observed in rats and that, as in humans, this capacity relies on the hippocampus. We also discuss electrophysiological evidence, from our laboratory and that of others, pointing to associative and sequential coding in hippocampal cells as potential neural mechanisms underlying episodic memory

Topics: Section IV: Neural and Behavioral Analyses of Learning-Related Brain Circuitry and Addiction
Publisher: Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Inc.
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:1389783
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