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dc.contributor.editorBurman, Douglas D.
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-05T16:07:33Z
dc.date.available2023-09-05T16:07:33Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifierONIX_20230905_9781837687138_244
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/113443
dc.description.abstractEver since side effects from bilateral hippocampectomy were identified in Henry Molaison (patient “HM”) during the 1950s, a critical role of the hippocampus has been recognized in the formation of declarative episodic memories. Other cognitive functions have since been proposed, such as a role in navigation, but memory has often been suggested to explain hippocampal involvement. Proving a distinct functional role in cognition is difficult, as memory can be implicated in most cognitive activities. Even when a behavior relies on memory, however, the functionality of the hippocampus extends far beyond, especially evident during activities requiring interactions between cognitive systems. Relational memory is supported by hippocampal connections with widespread regions of the cortex; these interconnections also play a fundamental role in children’s writing abilities and expertise in musical performance. Besides enhancing individual lives, such activities can play a vital role in sustaining cultural values across generations. Interactions with the environment that do not directly depend on mnemonic activity can affect plasticity in hippocampal connections, modified through natural chemicals, pharmacological drugs, and non-pharmacological behaviors. Navigational properties of the hippocampal system are not limited to memory, containing the same navigational elements as our Global Positional System (GPS). Even cognitive deficits arising from hippocampal lesions in “HM” were not limited to memory, as they included deficits in understanding cognitive relationships available in visual scenes, novel sentence contexts, and humorous situations. This book shows an expansive role of the hippocampus in cognition that goes beyond its recognized role in generating new episodic memories.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::P Mathematics and Science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSA Life sciences: general issues::PSAN Neurosciencesen_US
dc.subject.otheralzheimer’s disease
dc.subject.otherplasticity
dc.subject.otherrobotics
dc.subject.otherneuroplasticity
dc.subject.otherworking memory
dc.subject.otheracetylcholine
dc.titleHippocampus
dc.title.alternativeMore than Just Memory
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5772/intechopen.106303
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy78a36484-2c0c-47cb-ad67-2b9f5cd4a8f6
oapen.relation.isbn9781837687138
oapen.relation.isbn9781837687121
oapen.relation.isbn9781837687145
oapen.imprintIntechOpen
oapen.pages208


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