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

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195100273

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100273.001.0001

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The Hippocampal Formation

The Hippocampal Formation

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 The Hippocampal Formation
Source:
The Hippocampus Book
Author(s):

Andersen Per

Morris Richard

Amaral David

Bliss Tim

O’Keefe John

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100273.003.0001

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

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