Learning, Memory, and the Monkey Hippocampus

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This chapter reviews over thirty years of findings from behavioral neurophysiological recordings in the monkey hippocampus. It shows that consistent with the memory space hypothesis, hippocampal neurons provide a rich array of responses that signal all aspects of the ongoing memory trial. It also discuss more recent studies showing strong associative learning signals as well as long-term memory signals in the monkey hippocampus that provide further insight into the plastic and mnemonic properties of hippocampal neurons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHippocampal Place Fields
Subtitle of host publicationRelevance to Learning and Memory
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199869268
ISBN (Print)9780195323245
StatePublished - May 1 2008


  • Associative learning
  • Hippocampal neurons
  • Long-term memory
  • Memory space hypothesis
  • Mnemonic
  • Plastic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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