Hippocampal Place Fields: Relevance to Learning and Memory

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Sheri J.Y. Mizumori
Oxford University Press, Feb 26, 2008 - Medical - 432 pages
Data from neuropsychological and animal research suggest that the hippocampus plays a pivotal role in two relatively different areas: active navigation, as well as episodic learning and memory. Recent studies have attempted to bridge these disparate accounts of hippocampal function by emphasizing the role that hippocampal place cells may play in processing the spatial contextual information that defines situations in which learned behaviors occur. A number of established laboratories are currently offering complementary interpretations of place fields, and this book will present the first common platform for them. Bringing together research from behavioral, genetic, physiological, computational, and neural-systems perspectives will provide a thorough understanding of the extent to which studying place-field properties has informed our understanding of the neural mechanisms of hippocampus-dependent memory. Hippocampal Place Fields: Relevance to Learning and Memory will serve as a valuable reference for everyone interested in hippocampal function.
 

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Contents

II Primate Hippocampus and Place Representation
175
III Neural Systems Perspective on the Significance of Place Fields
235
IV Theoretical Significance of Place Fields
311
V Place Fields and AgeRelated Changes in Memory
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