Declarative memory, hippocampus

From: Emil Gilliam (
Date: Fri Jun 06 2003 - 03:06:48 MDT

"Neuroscientists at NYU and Harvard have identified how the brainís
hippocampus helps us learn and remember the sights, sounds and smells
that make up our long-term memory for the facts and events, termed
declarative memory. By studying the activity of neurons of the
hippocampus, the scientists have illuminated how the brain signals the
formation of new associative memories, a form of declarative memory.
These results provide some of the strongest direct evidence to date for
learning-related plasticity in the hippocampus.

The research findings are reported in the June 6 issue of the
publication Science in a paper entitled 'Single Neurons in the Monkey
Hippocampus and the Learning of New Associations.'"

Once again, take this PR-speak with a grain of salt. But apparently
it's possible to e-mail the contact on this page to get the actual
paper from Science.

- Emil

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