The Hippocampus Book

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Per Andersen, Richard Morris, David Amaral, John O'Keefe, Tim Bliss, Division of Neurophysiology Tim Bliss
Oxford University Press, USA, 2007 - Medical - 832 pages
The hippocampus is one of a group of remarkable structures embedded within the brain's medial temporal lobe. Long known to be important for memory, it has been a prime focus of neuroscience research for many years. The Hippocampus Book promises to facilitate developments in the field in a major way by bringing together, for the first time, contributions by leading international scientists knowledgeable about hippocampal anatomy, physiology, and function. This authoritative volume offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date account of what the hippocampus does, how it does it, and what happens when things go wrong. At the same time, it illustrates how research focusing on this single brain structure has revealed principles of wider generality for the whole brain in relation to anatomical connectivity, synaptic plasticity, cognition and behavior, and computational algorithms. Well-organized in its presentation of both theory and experimental data, this peerless work vividly illustrates the astonishing progress that has been made in unraveling the workings of the brain. The Hippocampus Book is destined to take a central place on every neuroscientist's bookshelf.
 

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Contents

The Hippocampal Formation
3
Chapter
9
Events in Memory 738
14
of Connections 108
37
References
188
Synaptic Function
203
Chapter 7
243
Eberhard Buhl and Miles Whittington
343
11
460
Chapter 11
475
Sensory Cues
518
the Hippocampus in Episodiclike Memory
687
References
694
Chapter 14
715
Feedback Models
721
Copyright

Mechanisms
412

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Per Anderson is a the University of Oslo. Richard Morris is at the University of Edinburgh. David Amaral is at the University of California-David. Tim Bliss is at the National Institute for Medical Research, London. John O'Keefe is at University College, London.

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