In this article I illustrate and briefly describe the main characteristics of concept cells; that means, neurons in the human medial temporal lobe that respond selectively to specific concepts, like a particular person, place or object. Given the converging evidence on the behavior of concept cells and the well-known role of the medial temporal lobe in declarative memory, I argue that concept cells are the building blocks of declarative memory functions.
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Quiroga, R.Q. (2015). Concept Cells in the Human Brain. In: Liljenström, H. (eds) Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics (IV). Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9548-7_19
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