Functional Specialization in the Human Medial Temporal Lobe

  title={Functional Specialization in the Human Medial Temporal Lobe},
  author={Morgan D. Barense and Timothy J. Bussey and Andy C. H. Lee and Timothy T. Rogers and R. Rhys Davies and Lisa M. Saksida and Elisabeth A. Murray and Kim S. Graham},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={10239 - 10246}
Investigations of memory in rats and nonhuman primates have demonstrated functional specialization within the medial temporal lobe (MTL), a set of heavily interconnected structures including the hippocampal formation and underlying entorhinal, perirhinal, and parahippocampal cortices. Most studies in humans, however, especially in patients with brain damage, suggest that the human MTL is a unitary memory system supporting all types of declarative memory, our conscious memory for facts and… 

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