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Perirhinal cortex and its neighbours in the medial temporal lobe: contributions to memory and perception

Murray, Elisabeth, Graham, Kim Samantha and Gaffan, David 2005. Perirhinal cortex and its neighbours in the medial temporal lobe: contributions to memory and perception. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. B: Comparative and Physiological Psychology 58 (3-4) , pp. 378-396. 10.1080/02724990544000077

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Abstract

As promised in the Introduction, this Special Issue presents several recurring themes concerning the perirhinal cortex and its neighbours within the medial temporal lobe (MTL). First, although orthodoxy insists that the diverse constituents of the MTL operate as a single functional entity, several papers presented here challenge that idea, although some defend it. Second, although many experts hold that the MTL subserves memory but not perception, several papers presented here point to a role for certain MTL structures in both. Third, although some researchers have invoked “species differences” to account for discrepant findings, several papers presented here document a striking convergence of findings in humans, nonhuman primates, and rodents. We close this Special Issue by high-lighting these recurring themes, acknowledging discrepant findings and pointing to future research that might resolve some current controversies.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0272-4995
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:08
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/33385

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