Contextual fear conditioning, conjunctive representations, pattern completion, and the hippocampus.

  title={Contextual fear conditioning, conjunctive representations, pattern completion, and the hippocampus.},
  author={Jerry W. Rudy and Randall C. O'Reilly},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={113 5},
Impaired contextual fear conditioning produced by damage to the hippocampus has been attributed to the loss of a conjunctive representation of the features of the context. There is, however, no direct evidence that conjunctive representations contribute to contextual fear conditioning. These experiments addressed this issue and found support for the conjunctive representation view. Two results made this point: (a) Preexposure to the conditioning context, but not to its separable features… CONTINUE READING

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