Functional Aspects of the Hippocampal-Septal Axis

  • H. Edinger
  • A. Siegel
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 20)


In recent years several investigators have studied the effects of electrical stimulation of the hippocampus (7) or of the fiber pathways of the hippocampus (3,4,10) on single neuron activity in the septum. It has been shown that activation of the hippocampal efferents produces excitation as well as inhibition of long duration in septal cells. Our main concern has been with the electrophysiological consequences of the topographical organization of the hippocampal efferents.


Short Latency Dorsal Hippocampus Unit Response Medial Septum Ventral Hippocampus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Edinger
    • 1
  • A. Siegel
    • 1
  1. 1.New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA

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