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The Hippocampus

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An Executive Function of the Hippocampus Pathway Selection for Thalamic Neuronal Significance Code

  • Michael GabrielAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of Illinois
  • , Steven P. SparenborgAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of Illinois
  • , Neal StolarAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of Illinois

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Abstract

The information in this chapter is based on studies of the neural correlates of conditioned avoidance behavior in rabbits. The results have fostered a conceptualization of the functional relevance of the hippocampus to avoidance behavior, and to learning and memory processes considered more generally.