Perceptual-mnemonic functions of the perirhinal cortex.

  title={Perceptual-mnemonic functions of the perirhinal cortex.},
  author={Murray and Bussey},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={3 4},
  • Murray, Bussey
  • Published 1999 in Trends in cognitive sciences
It is widely acknowledged that the perirhinal cortex, located in the ventromedial aspect of the temporal lobe, is essential for certain types of memory in macaque monkeys. For example, removal of the perirhinal cortex yields severe impairments on tests of stimulus recognition and stimulus-stimulus association. There is considerable disagreement, however, about the most accurate way to characterize the function of the perirhinal cortex; some views emphasize a role in perception whereas others… CONTINUE READING
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