Declarative versus episodic: Two theories put to the test

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The question of whether the hippocampus plays a selective role in episodic memory or a more general role in both episodic and semantic memory (together termed declarative memory) is an unresolved and much-debated topic in the current literature. In two back-to-back articles in this issue of Neuron, Squire and his colleagues describe findings from a group of six patients with damage thought to be limited to the hippocampus. The reported findings provide new evidence toward resolving this much-debated controversy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 10 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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