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Functional dissociation between the hippocampal formation and perirhinal cortex : evidence for independent memory systems in the medial temporal lobe

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Functional dissociation between the hippocampal formation and perirhinal cortex : evidence for independent memory systems in the medial temporal lobe

Glenn, Melissa (1997) Functional dissociation between the hippocampal formation and perirhinal cortex : evidence for independent memory systems in the medial temporal lobe. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Current views about the functional organization of memory in the medial temporal lobe of the mammalian brain suggest that the hippocampal formation (HPC) and the perirhinal cortex (PRh) are serial components in a unitary memory system. Contradictory to this view, evidence from numerous studies with monkeys and rats suggest that there are at least two independent memory systems within the medial temporal lobe. It appears that the PRh is critically involved in object-recognition memory, but the HPC does not make a significant contribution to this type of memory. Spatial memory appears to rely on the integrity of the HPC. It is not clear what role, if any, the PRh has in supporting spatial memory. The aim of this thesis was to assess the validity of these two views about the functional organization of memory and the contribution of the HPC and PRh to object-recognition and spatial memory. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Psychology
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Glenn, Melissa
Pagination:ix, 90 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Dept. of Psychology
Date:1997
Thesis Supervisor(s):Mumby, David G
ID Code:371
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:11
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:14
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