Hippocampal Place Fields

Edited by Sheri J. Y. Mizumori

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780195323245
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199869268 | DOI:

Series: Series in Affective Science

Hippocampal Place Fields

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Neuropsychological data and animal research suggest that hippocampus play both a critical role in episodic learning and memory, and an adaptive role during active navigation. Recent studies have attempted to bridge these disparate theories of hippocampal function by emphasizing the role that hippocampal place cells might play in the processing of spatial information that defines situations in which learning occurs. The book evaluates from behavioral, genetic, physiological, computational, and neural systems perspectives the extent to which the study of place-field properties has informed our understanding of the neural mechanisms of hippocampal-dependent memory.

Keywords: animal research; learning; memory; active navigation; place-field properties; hippocampal-dependent memory

Book.  430 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuropsychology

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