The hippocampal indexing theory and episodic memory: updating the index.

  title={The hippocampal indexing theory and episodic memory: updating the index.},
  author={Timothy J. Teyler and Jerry W. Rudy},
  volume={17 12},
A little over 20 years ago, (Teyler and DiScenna,1986; Behav Neurosci 100:147-152) proposed the hippocampal memory index theory. It offered an account of episodic memory based on the intrinsic organization of the hippocampus, its synaptic physiology and its anatomical relationship to other regions of the brain. The essence of their idea was that the hippocampus was functionally designed and anatomically situated to capture information about neocortical activity generated by the individual… CONTINUE READING
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