Human hippocampal theta oscillations and the formation of episodic memories

@article{Lega2012HumanHT,
  title={Human hippocampal theta oscillations and the formation of episodic memories},
  author={Bradley C Lega and Joshua Jacobs and Michael J. Kahana},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={2012},
  volume={22}
}
The importance of the hippocampal theta oscillation (4–8 Hz) to memory formation has been well‐established through studies in animals, prompting researchers to propose comprehensive theories of memory and learning that rely on theta oscillations for integrating information in the hippocampus and neocortex. Yet, empirical evidence for the importance of 4–8 Hz hippocampal theta oscillations to memory formation in humans is equivocal at best. To clarify this apparent interspecies discrepancy, we… Expand
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