The hippocampal debate: are we asking the right questions?

  title={The hippocampal debate: are we asking the right questions?},
  author={A. David Redish},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  volume={127 1-2},
For years, the debate has been: "Is the hippocampus the cognitive map?" or "Is the hippocampus the core of memory?" These two hypotheses derived their original power from two key experiments--the cognitive map theory from the remarkable spatial correlates seen in recordings of hippocampal pyramidal cells and the memory theory from the profound amnesias seen in the patient H.M. Both of these key experiments have been reinterpreted over the years: hippocampal cells are correlated with much more… CONTINUE READING

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