Role of the hippocampal system in conditional motor learning: mapping antecedents to action.

@article{Wise1999RoleOT,
  title={Role of the hippocampal system in conditional motor learning: mapping antecedents to action.},
  author={Steven P. Wise and Elisabeth A Murray},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={101-17}
}
Macaque monkeys can learn arbitrary mappings between stimuli and spatially directed actions (often termed conditional motor learning), and, after the development of a strong learning set, can do so in just a few trials. Ablation studies have shown that the hippocampus plus subjacent cortex is necessary for this rapid and highly flexible type of learning. We consider evidence that the arbitrary mapping function of the hippocampal system may be more general and fundamental than currently accepted… CONTINUE READING