Hippocampal Place Fields : Relevance to Learning and Memory

Hippocampal Place Fields : Relevance to Learning and Memory

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Data from neuropsychological and animal research suggest that the hippocampus plays a pivotal role in two relatively different areas: active navigation, as well as episodic learning and memory. Recent studies have attempted to bridge these disparate accounts of hippocampal function by emphasizing the role that hippocampal place cells may play in processing the spatial contextual information that defines situations in which learned behaviors occur. A number of established laboratories are currently offering complementary interpretations of place fields, and this book will present the first common platform for them. Bringing together research from behavioral, genetic, physiological, computational, and neural-systems perspectives will provide a thorough understanding of the extent to which studying place-field properties has informed our understanding of the neural mechanisms of hippocampus-dependent memory. Hippocampal Place Fields: Relevance to Learning and Memory will serve as a valuable reference for everyone interested in hippocampal function.Spatial novelty detection corresponds to selective elevation of the immediate early gene c-fos in hippocampus, and not in surrounding ... of sensory, movement , and motivational information, or memory (M), within a spatial (S) reference framework as a function of time (T). ... The CDH, then, suggests a more integrated definition of context than is typically used in the learning literaturea€”a definition thatanbsp;...

Title:Hippocampal Place Fields : Relevance to Learning and Memory
Author:Seattle Sheri J.Y. Mizumori Professor of Psychology University of Washington
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2008-02-26


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