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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