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Thanks for the memories: Extending the hippocampal-diencephalic mnemonic system [Letter]

Aggleton, John Patrick and Brown, M. W. 1999. Thanks for the memories: Extending the hippocampal-diencephalic mnemonic system [Letter]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (3) , pp. 471-479. 10.1017/S0140525X99482032

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Abstract

The goal of our target article was to review a number of emerging facts about the effects of limbic damage on memory in humans and animals, and about divisions within recognition memory in humans. We then argued that this information can be synthesized to produce a new view of the substrates of episodic memory. The key pathway in this system is from the hippocampus to the anterior thalamic nuclei. There seems to be a general agreement that the importance of this pathway has previously been underestimated and that it warrants further study. At the same time, a number of key questions remain. These concern the relationship of this system to another temporal-lobe/diencephalic system that contributes to recognition, and the relationship of these systems to prefrontal cortex activity.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Medicine
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0140-525X/ (accessed 21/02/2014).
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0140-525X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:13
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/34929

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