Object Unitization and Associative Memory Formation Are Supported by Distinct Brain Regions

  title={Object Unitization and Associative Memory Formation Are Supported by Distinct Brain Regions},
  author={Bernhard P. Staresina and Lila Davachi},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={9890 - 9897}
While it has been established that the medial temporal lobe (MTL) is critical for successful memory formation, the precise contribution of one of the key MTL subregions, the perirhinal cortex (PrC), has been the subject of intense focus and debate. Although this region has been implicated in nonassociative item encoding, recent neuroimaging data have revealed that it also contributes to the binding of specific item-related associations (e.g., an object–color association). Based on… 

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