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Episodic Memory: New Directions in Research$
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Alan Baddeley, John Aggleton, and Martin Conway

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198508809

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508809.001.0001

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Neural systems underlying episodic memory: insights from animal research

Neural systems underlying episodic memory: insights from animal research

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(p.204) 12 Neural systems underlying episodic memory: insights from animal research
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Episodic Memory: New Directions in Research
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John P. Aggleton

John M. Pearce

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508809.003.0012

This chapter examines two strategies used in animal research and considers how the resultant information has helped to identify functional systems for the processing of episodic-like memory. In the first approach, a particular component of episodic memory that can be examined in animals is identified and the neural systems underlying that facet of episodic memory identified. Relevant to this approach is the acknowledgement that ‘the presence or absence of episodic memory is no more an all-or-none matter between species than it is within them’. Accordingly, it should be possible to break down episodic memory into a number of simpler components and examine them separately.

Keywords:   neural systems, episodic memory, animal research, episodic-like memory, episodic memory, functional systems

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