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The Cognitive Neuroscience of MemoryAn Introduction$
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Howard Eichenbaum

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195141740

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141740.001.0001

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A Brain System for Declarative Memory

A Brain System for Declarative Memory

(p.213) 9 A Brain System for Declarative Memory
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

Howard Eichenbaum

Oxford University Press

The hippocampus must be considered in the context of how it performs its functions within the larger system of brain structures of which it is a part. Indeed, the hippocampus is only one of several structures that compose the full brain system that mediates declarative memory. This chapter identifies the main components of this system, outlines the anatomical pathways by which information flows through the system, and characterizes the functional contributions of its different components.

Keywords:   brain regions, hippocampus, hippocampal memory system, declarative memory

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