Encyclopedia of Pain

2013 Edition
| Editors: Gerald F. Gebhart, Robert F. Schmidt

Hippocampus and Entorhinal Complex: Functional Imaging

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28753-4_1763

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Definition

The hippocampus is comprised of the dentate gyrus and the CA1, CA2, and CA3 pyramidal cell fields. The hippocampal formation consists of the hippocampus and the subiculum. The adjacent entorhinal, perirhinal, and parahippocampal cortices comprise the parahippocampal region (Fig. 1). These limbic subregions differ in their cellular organization and connectivity but are commonly implicated in memory and emotion processing.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pain Imaging Neuroscience (PaIN) Group, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and GeneticsOxford UniversityOxfordUK
  2. 2.Research FellowPsykologisk instituttOsloNorway