What is a memory system? Horel's critique revisited.

@article{Gaffan2001WhatIA,
  title={What is a memory system? Horel's critique revisited.},
  author={David Gaffan},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2001},
  volume={127 1-2},
  pages={
          5-11
        }
}
J.A. Horel's critique of what he termed "the hippocampal memory hypothesis" turns out, 23 years later, to have been remarkably discerning and prophetic. There is now an overwhelming weight of evidence to confirm his four key proposals: that selective destruction of the hippocampus or fornix does not produce dense global amnesia; that the effects of hippocampal or fornix lesions are not primarily a memory impairment, but an impairment in processing spatial information; that damage to the… CONTINUE READING

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