A Lifetime of Memories: Raymond Kesner’s Contributions of the Attribute Model in Understanding Amnesia

  • Naomi J. Goodrich-HunsakerEmail author
  • Ramona O. Hopkins


Extensive research indicates that the hippocampus is crucial for the formation and use of memory in humans. Memory is extremely complex in terms of the kind of information that is represented in the brain, the processes associated with it, and its distribution across a variety of neural systems. While most investigators agree that the hippocampus is an essential neural structure involved in memory, debate remains regarding the exact information the hippocampus processes such as temporal, spatial, sensory (e.g., odors, objects, sounds, etc.), response, reward, linguistic, and relational information. In the context of the Attribute Model of Memory, this chapter will discuss the effects of hippocampal damage on memory in humans based on findings from behavioral and neuroimaging studies.


Hippocampus Amnesia Pattern separation Pattern completion Parietal cortex CA1 CA3 Dentate gyrus Spatial memory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naomi J. Goodrich-Hunsaker
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ramona O. Hopkins
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MIND InstituteUniversity of California, Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA
  3. 3.Psychology Department and Neuroscience CenterBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care DivisionIntermountain Medical CenterMurrayUSA

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