Learning-related development of context-specific neuronal responses to places and events: the hippocampal role in context processing.

@article{Smith2006LearningrelatedDO,
  title={Learning-related development of context-specific neuronal responses to places and events: the hippocampal role in context processing.},
  author={Davey M. Smith and Sheri J Y Mizumori},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 12},
  pages={3154-63}
}
Contextual information plays a key role in learning and memory. Learned information becomes associated with the context such that the context can cue the relevant memories and behaviors. An extensive literature involving experimental brain lesions has implicated the hippocampus in context processing. However, the neurophysiological mechanisms of context coding are not known. Although "context" has typically been defined in terms of the background cues, recent studies indicate that hippocampal… CONTINUE READING