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Working with 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/9780199778614.003.0013
Working with Memory

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This chapter first summarizes the anatomy of the prefrontal cortex. It then reviews the functional role of the prefrontal cortex, including a consideration of whether it is involved in memory per se or other cognitive processes related to memory, and whether this expansive area has specialized subdivisions between or within the hemispheres. This is followed by considering the parcellation of functions and cooperation between the prefrontal cortex and other higher-order cortical areas, including a review of findings on how the prefrontal cortex interacts with the medial temporal lobe in support of long-term declarative memory.

Keywords: prefrontal cortex; memory; cognitive process; cortical areas; medial temporal lobe; declarative memory

Chapter.  10750 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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