The Hippocampus from Cells to Systems

Structure, Connectivity, and Functional Contributions to Memory and Flexible Cognition

  • Deborah E. Hannula
  • Melissa C. Duff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Cellular Structure and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Insausti, M. P. Marcos, A. Mohedano-Moriano, M. M. Arroyo-Jiménez, M. Córcoles-Parada, E. Artacho-Pérula et al.
      Pages 3-36
    3. Joshua Jacobs, Bradley Lega, Andrew J. Watrous
      Pages 37-67
    4. Axel Guskjolen, Jonathan R. Epp, Paul W. Frankland
      Pages 95-121
    5. Hugo J. Spiers, William de Cothi, Daniel Bendor
      Pages 123-137
  3. Development, Aging, and Functional Contributions to Learning and Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Joshua K. Lee, Elliott G. Johnson, Simona Ghetti
      Pages 141-166
    3. Rachel Clark, Christopher Wendel, Michelle W. Voss
      Pages 209-243
  4. Beyond Memory: Contributions to Flexible Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Mariam Aly, Nicholas B. Turk-Browne
      Pages 369-403
    3. Margaret L. Schlichting, Alison R. Preston
      Pages 405-437
    4. Daniel L. Schacter, Donna Rose Addis, Karl K. Szpunar
      Pages 439-465
    5. Melissa C. Duff, Sarah Brown-Schmidt
      Pages 503-536
    6. Anne C. Laurita, R. Nathan Spreng
      Pages 537-558

About this book


The hippocampus has long been considered a critical substrate in the neurobiology, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience of memory. Over the past few decades, a number of ground-breaking theoretical and methodological advances have radically enhanced our understanding of the structure and function of the hippocampus and revolutionized the neuroscientific study of memory. Cutting across disciplines and approaches, these advances offer novel insights into the molecular and cellular structure and physiology of the hippocampus, the role of hippocampus in the formation, (re)consolidation, enhancement, and retrieval of memory across time and development, and permit investigators to address questions about how the hippocampus interacts, functionally and anatomically, with other neural systems in service of memory. In addition, recent investigations also suggest that the mechanistic properties and functional processing features of the hippocampus permit broader contributions to cognition, beyond memory, to the domains of attention, decision-making, language, social cognition, and a variety of other capacities that are critical for flexible cognition and behavior. These advances have profound implications for the neurobiology and cognitive neuroscience of hippocampus dependent cognition and for the numerous psychiatric and neurological diseases and disorders for which hippocampal pathology is a hallmark such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.
The goal of this book is to bring together in a single source an integrated review of these advances providing state of the art treatment on the structure and function of the hippocampus. Contributors will examine the hippocampus from a variety of levels (from cells to systems) using a wide range of methods (from neurobiological approaches in non-human animals to neuroimaging and neuropsychological work in humans). 


Anatomy Flexible Cognition Health, Development, and Aging Neuroimaging Neurophysiology Relational Memory

Editors and affiliations

  • Deborah E. Hannula
    • 1
  • Melissa C. Duff
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Hearing and Speech SciencesVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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