Memory for places learned long ago is intact after hippocampal damage

@article{Teng1999MemoryFP,
  title={Memory for places learned long ago is intact after hippocampal damage},
  author={Edmond Teng and Larry R. Squire},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={400},
  pages={675-677}
}
The hippocampus is part of a system of structures in the medial temporal lobe that are essential for memory. One influential view of hippocampal function emphasizes its role in the acquisition and retrieval of spatial knowledge,. By this view, the hippocampus constructs and stores spatial maps and is therefore essential for learning and remembering places, including those learned about long ago. We tested a profoundly amnesic patient (E.P.), who has virtually complete bilateral damage to the… 

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