Are the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus Functionally Distinct Structures?

  title={Are the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus Functionally Distinct Structures?},
  author={Michael S Fanselow and Hong-wei Dong},
One literature treats the hippocampus as a purely cognitive structure involved in memory; another treats it as a regulator of emotion whose dysfunction leads to psychopathology. We review behavioral, anatomical, and gene expression studies that together support a functional segmentation into three hippocampal compartments: dorsal, intermediate, and ventral. The dorsal hippocampus, which corresponds to the posterior hippocampus in primates, performs primarily cognitive functions. The ventral… CONTINUE READING
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