Sat 12th April 2014

Knierim Book Released: Space, Time and Memory in the Hippocampal Formation

A book co-edited by Jim Knierim and Dori Derdikman, "Space, Time and Memory in the Hippocampal Formation" was just released.   

This volume brings together a collection of chapters from internationally recognized experts on the role of the hippocampus and related areas in memory function.  Focused primarily on the physiological correlates of the hippocampus in behaving rats, the chapters discuss the nature of information processing in input regions to the hippocampus, such as the perirhinal and postrhinal cortex, the medial and lateral entorhinal cortex, and the network of brain areas encoding head direction.  The second section of the book discusses various aspects of hippocampal processing, such as the encoding of time, trajectory, path integration, and context, as well as discussions of adult neurogenesis and the functions of hippocampal oscillations.  The third section discusses interactions between the hippocampus and other brain structures that underlie specific behavioral and cognitive processes, such as the amygdala, striatum, and prefrontal cortex.

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