Hippocampal size predicts rapid learning of a cognitive map in humans.

@article{Schinazi2013HippocampalSP,
  title={Hippocampal size predicts rapid learning of a cognitive map in humans.},
  author={Victor R. Schinazi and Daniele Nardi and Nora S. Newcombe and Thomas F. Shipley and Russell A. Epstein},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={515-28}
}
The idea that humans use flexible map-like representations of their environment to guide spatial navigation has a long and controversial history. One reason for this enduring controversy might be that individuals vary considerably in their ability to form and utilize cognitive maps. Here we investigate the behavioral and neuroanatomical signatures of these individual differences. Participants learned an unfamiliar campus environment over a period of three weeks. In their first visit, they… CONTINUE READING
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