Dissociation of Two Behavioral Functions in the Monkey after Early Hippocampal Ablations

  • Helen Mahut
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 28)


Bilateral excisions of medial temporal lobe structures (uncinate-amygdaloid region, hippocampus, hippocampal gyrus) in patients suffering from long-standing psychotic, or epileptic, symptoms resulted in a well-known severe anterograde amnesia (Scoville, 1954; Scoville and Milner, 1957). Subsequent clinical evidence pointed to the hippocampus as the critical structure in the memory loss (Penfield and Milner, 1958; Milner and Teuber, 1968; Milner, Corkin and Teuber, 1968).


Recognition Memory List Length Amnesic Patient Object Discrimination Medial Temporal Lobe Structure 
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  • Helen Mahut
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  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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