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Hippocampal Place Fields: Relevance to Learning and Memory

Sheri J. Y. Mizumori


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 u ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195323245
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323245.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheri J. Y. Mizumori, editor
University of Washington



I Place Cells and Spatial Context

II Primate Hippocampus and Place Representation

III Neural Systems Perspective on the Significance of Place Fields

IV Theoretical Significance of Place Fields

V Place Fields and Age‐Related Changes in Memory