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Memory, Imprinting, and the BrainAn Inquiry into Mechanisms$
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Gabriel Horn

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780198521563

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521563.001.0001

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Towards a synthesis

Towards a synthesis

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(p.260) 12 Towards a synthesis
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Memory, Imprinting, and the Brain
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Gabriel Horn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521563.003.0012

This chapter reviews discussions in the preceding chapters. These include memory defects resulting from lesions of the brain, particularly the medial temporal lobe and parts of the diencephalons of human subjects and macaque monkeys. These defects are compared with those of chicks with IMHV lesions. The memory needed to perform skills is distinguished from recognition memory. The relationship between imprinting and plasticity in the visual cortex of kittens is examined. The possible neural mechanisms underlying predispositions, and the way predispositions may interact with learning processes are considered in the context of species and individual recognition.

Keywords:   brain lesion, memory, IMHV, imprinting, plasticity, recognition, predisposition

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