Is the Hippocampus Really Involved in Memory?
When asked about the functions of the hippocampus, most investigators in the area agree that the hippocampus is involved in some way in memory. A good summary of how many feel was provided by John O’Keefe (1983) in a panel discussion at a recent conference. O’Keefe said, “...there is general agreement or consensus that it (the hippocampus) has something to do with memory and a disagreement as to what kinds of memories” (p. 614).
KeywordsDentate Gyrus Place Task Work Memory Error Bilateral Damage Reference Memory Error
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