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The Cognitive Neuroscience of MemoryAn Introduction$
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Howard Eichenbaum

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199778614

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778614.001.0001

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The Cerebral Cortex and Memory

The Cerebral Cortex and Memory

(p.197) 7 The Cerebral Cortex and Memory
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

Howard Eichenbaum

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a brief summary of the evidence regarding functional specialization of the cortex. It then reviews the role of experience in shaping the responses of neurons in various cortical areas. There are striking commonalities in the forms of plasticity observed across cortical areas and among different types of experiential modification. These commonalities provide the basis for the subsequent outline of general rules for how memories are represented in the cortex and, more specifically, how memory is embedded in the various networks as a fundamental part of their operation.

Keywords:   functional specialization, neurons, plasticity, memory, cortical areas

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