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What is a memory system? Horel's critique revisited.

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J.A. Horel's critique of what he termed "the hippocampal memory hypothesis" turns out, 23 years later, to have been remarkably discerning and prophetic. There is now an overwhelming weight of evidence to confirm his four key proposals: that selective destruction of the hippocampus or fornix does not produce dense global amnesia; that the effects of hippocampal or fornix lesions are not primarily a memory impairment, but an impairment in processing spatial information; that damage to the anter...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Behavioural brain research
Volume:
127
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
5-11
Publication date:
2001-12-05
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EISSN:
1872-7549
ISSN:
0166-4328
URN:
uuid:99e0df0a-9137-4332-ade5-8e58e1925439
Source identifiers:
6885
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pubs:6885

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