Brain

John Reynolds reynolds at bucasd.bu.edu
Fri Mar 20 09:43:17 EST 1992


>	1) Is 'knowledge' thought to be distributed or locally stored.
>		(I would expect distributed, with some local elements)

>> I assume by "knowledge" you mean memory.  There are at least two
>> types of memory, short-term memory (which seems to be primarily
>> mediated through the hippocampus) and long-term memory (for which
>> there seems to be no specific site).  

Patients with hippocampal lesions seem to be unable to put new
information into long term.  The hippocampus is conceived as a "memory
gateway" because of its apparent role in storing long term memories.



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