Memory and the hippocampus: a synthesis from findings with rats, monkeys, and humans.

@article{Squire1992MemoryAT,
  title={Memory and the hippocampus: a synthesis from findings with rats, monkeys, and humans.},
  author={L. Squire},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1992},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={
          195-231
        }
}
  • L. Squire
  • Published 1992
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological review
This article considers the role of the hippocampus in memory function. A central thesis is that work with rats, monkeys, and humans--which has sometimes seemed to proceed independently in 3 separate literatures--is now largely in agreement about the function of the hippocampus and related structures. A biological perspective is presented, which proposes multiple memory systems with different functions and distinct anatomical organizations. The hippocampus (together with anatomically related… Expand

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