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Hippocampal Place FieldsRelevance to Learning and Memory$
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Sheri J. Y. Mizumori

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195323245

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323245.001.0001

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 Learning, Memory, and the Monkey Hippocampus

 Learning, Memory, and the Monkey Hippocampus

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(p.218) 14 Learning, Memory, and the Monkey Hippocampus
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Hippocampal Place Fields
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Wendy A. Suzuki

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323245.003.0016

This chapter reviews over thirty years of findings from behavioral neurophysiological recordings in the monkey hippocampus. It shows that consistent with the memory space hypothesis, hippocampal neurons provide a rich array of responses that signal all aspects of the ongoing memory trial. It also discuss more recent studies showing strong associative learning signals as well as long-term memory signals in the monkey hippocampus that provide further insight into the plastic and mnemonic properties of hippocampal neurons.

Keywords:   memory space hypothesis, hippocampal neurons, associative learning, long-term memory, plastic, mnemonic

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