Recognition memory and the medial temporal lobe: a new perspective

@article{Squire2007RecognitionMA,
  title={Recognition memory and the medial temporal lobe: a new perspective},
  author={Larry R. Squire and John T. Wixted and Robert E Clark},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={872-883}
}
Recognition memory is widely viewed as consisting of two components, recollection and familiarity, which have been proposed to be dependent on the hippocampus and the adjacent perirhinal cortex, respectively. Here, we propose an alternative perspective: we suggest that the methods traditionally used to separate recollection from familiarity instead separate strong memories from weak memories. A review of work with humans, monkeys and rodents finds evidence for familiarity signals (as well as… 
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