Hippocampal place cells, context, and episodic memory

@article{Smith2006HippocampalPC,
  title={Hippocampal place cells, context, and episodic memory},
  author={David M. Smith and Sheri J. Y. Mizumori},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={2006},
  volume={16}
}
Although most observers agree that the hippocampus has a critical role in learning and memory, there remains considerable debate about the precise functional contribution of the hippocampus to these processes. Two of the most influential accounts hold that the primary function of the hippocampus is to generate cognitive maps and to mediate episodic memory processes. The well‐documented spatial firing patterns (place fields) of hippocampal neurons in rodents, along with the spatial learning… 
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