Discovery and General Behavioural Correlates of the Hippocampal Theta Rhythm

  • Robert Miller
Part of the Studies of Brain Function book series (BRAIN FUNCTION, volume 17)


The central idea of the present book is that rhythmic neural signals passing between hippocampus and isocortex can set up resonance between the two structures; and when they do so important types of information processing become possible. The rhythm around which the hypothetical resonance is envisaged to be entrained is the hippocampal theta rhythm, the most regular electrographic rhythm in the mammalian brain. As an introduction to the theta rhythm its most obvious behavioural correlates in various species will be described in the present chapter. The approach adopted in the present chapter is somewhat behaviourist in tone, though not in philosophical commitment, for reasons described below.


Theta Activity Theta Rhythm Irregular Activity Hippocampal Theta Rhythm Theta Cycle 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Miller
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  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of Otago Medical SchoolDunedinNew Zealand

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