The mammillary bodies: two memory systems in one?

  title={The mammillary bodies: two memory systems in one?},
  author={Seralynne D. Vann and John P. Aggleton},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
Although the mammillary bodies have been implicated in amnesia perhaps for longer than any other single brain region, their role has remained elusive. It is now emerging that the difficulties in understanding the importance of the mammillary bodies for memory might stem from the tradition of treating the mammillary bodies as a single structure with a single function. This review will dissect the mammillary bodies and show how their component nuclei might have multiple functions that… CONTINUE READING
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