Hippocampus and Context
Professor Howard Eichenbaum explains that the hippocampus helps us represent items in the order in which they are experienced.
The hippocampus is very involved in organizing representations in our mind. The hippocampus is not particularly involved or crucial to representing single items in isolation. In particular, the hippocampus is involved in representing items in the context in which they were experienced, items in the order in which they are experienced as they give us a flow of information and the experiences. And the hippocampus is crucial to being able to link experiences to one another to form a sort of network of memories.
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Professor Howard Eichenbaum outlines the importance of the hippocampus to learning sequences of events.
Professor Howard Eichenbaum explains that different brain structures within the medial temporal lobe support different memory processes, namely familiarity and recollection.
Professor Howard Eichenbaum outlines some of the major brain structures involved in declarative memory.
Professor Eric Kandel explains that the CA1 region of the hippocampus is important for representing and remembering spaces.
The hippocampus is closely aligned to memory formation. It is an important early storage place for long–term memory, and is involved in the transition to more enduring permanent memory.
Professor Howard Eichenbaum discusses research indicating that the basic operations of the hippocampus are the same in humans and animals.
New neurons in the hippocampus may remember the timing of events.
Professor Karim Nader explains that different brain regions are responsible for different types of memory. The hippocampus mediates conscious memory.
The potential gains of improving or therapeutically altering memory are compelling, but ethical considerations are imperative.
Professor Howard Eichenbaum outlines the importance of HM to memory research. Following his death in December 2008, HM's real name was revealed as Henry Gustav Molaison.