The hippocampus and declarative memory: cognitive mechanisms and neural codes

  title={The hippocampus and declarative memory: cognitive mechanisms and neural codes},
  author={H. Eichenbaum},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
  • H. Eichenbaum
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Behavioural Brain Research
  • It is widely accepted that the hippocampus and related brain areas mediate declarative (or explicit) memory in humans. However, little is known about the fundamental cognitive mechanisms of hippocampal dependent memory or about the nature of hippocampal neural representations that underlie properties of declarative memory. Here, it is proposed that the hippocampus plays a critical role, when distinct personal experiences must be encoded in relation to one another and linked within an… CONTINUE READING

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