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Windows into the Workings of Memory

Howard Eichenbaum

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

Second edition

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199778614
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932962 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778614.003.0006
Windows into the Workings of Memory

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Chapter 4 and 5 focused on studies of amnesia in humans and on the effects of hippocampal damage in animals. This chapter presents complementary evidence from other, related approaches. These approaches involve monitoring the ongoing operation of the human hippocampus and related brain structures during memory performance, providing a virtual ‘window’ into the inner workings of the normal brain. This is accomplished at two levels of analysis: by using functional neuroimaging methods in normal humans and by recording the activity patterns of single neurons in animals.

Keywords: hippocampus; memory performance; human brain; functional neuroimaging; neurons; animal brain

Chapter.  16188 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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