The Cerebral Cortex and 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:
The Cerebral Cortex and Memory

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This chapter begins with a brief summary of the evidence regarding functional specialization of the cortex. It then reviews the role of experience in shaping the responses of neurons in various cortical areas. There are striking commonalities in the forms of plasticity observed across cortical areas and among different types of experiential modification. These commonalities provide the basis for the subsequent outline of general rules for how memories are represented in the cortex and, more specifically, how memory is embedded in the various networks as a fundamental part of their operation.

Keywords: functional specialization; neurons; plasticity; memory; cortical areas

Chapter.  7461 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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