An Unexpected Sequence of Events: Mismatch Detection in the Human Hippocampus

  title={An Unexpected Sequence of Events: Mismatch Detection in the Human Hippocampus},
  author={Dharshan Kumaran and Eleanor A. Maguire},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  pages={51 - 61}
The ability to identify and react to novelty within the environment is fundamental to survival. Computational models emphasize the potential role of the hippocampus in novelty detection, its unique anatomical circuitry making it ideally suited to act as a comparator between past and present experience. The hippocampus, therefore, is viewed to detect associative mismatches between what is expected based on retrieval of past experience and current sensory input. However, direct evidence that the… CONTINUE READING
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