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Brain, Perception, MemoryAdvances in Cognitive Neuroscience$
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Johan J. Bolhuis

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524823

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524823.001.0001

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The hippocampus, perirhinal cortex and memory in the monkey

The hippocampus, perirhinal cortex and memory in the monkey

(p.279) 16 The hippocampus, perirhinal cortex and memory in the monkey
Brain, Perception, Memory

Mark J. Buckley

David Gaffan

Oxford University Press

This chapter gives a review of recent work that investigated the roles of the perirhinal cortex and the hippocampus in memory and perception. One important conclusion is that these two structures are part of a larger cerebral complex, with each brain region having a particular role in processing particular aspects of stimuli, depending on the neuroanatomical connections to that region. In this view, no individual part of the temporal lobe is involved specifically in storage of representations of stimuli. Consequently, dense amnesia is a result of brain damage that prevents interactions between a large number of cortical and subcortical structures. Within this neural system, the perirhinal cortex appears to be involved in processing information about objects. The hippocampus proper is thought to be important for processing spatial information.

Keywords:   perirhinal cortex, hippocampus, cerebral complex, temporal lobe, amnesia

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