Placing hippocampal single-unit studies in a historical context.

@article{Best1999PlacingHS,
  title={Placing hippocampal single-unit studies in a historical context.},
  author={Paul Joseph Best and Anastasia Melina White},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          346-51
        }
}
A profound increase in the study of the role of the hippocampus in behavior and cognitive processing resulted from the startling discovery by O'Keefe and Dostrovsky in 1971 that hippocampal neurons fire selectively in different regions or "place fields" of an environment. That discovery spawned a comprehensive theory of hippocampal function that was elucidated in the publication, The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map by O'Keefe and Nadel in 1978. According to the theory, the hippocampus serves as… CONTINUE READING

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