The Hippocampal Formation

Andersen Per, Morris Richard, Amaral David, Bliss Tim and O’Keefe John

in The Hippocampus Book

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780195100273
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864133 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Neuroscience Series

The Hippocampal Formation

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This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the reasons behind the interest of scientists in the hippocampus. It then considers the importance of studying the hippocampus on its own, followed by discussion of the contemporary era of hippocampal research that started in the 1960s. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: brain; hippocampus; neuroscience research; hippocampal research

Chapter.  4684 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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