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Sun Sep 22 21:55:37 EST 1996
Alexander R Terrill wrote:
> Does anyone know what the role of the hippocampus in human memory? As
> far as I can tell it somehow seems to make the conversion form STM to
> LTM. Do we know how it does this, or why?
In 1962 Milner showed that STM was impaired in patients with hippocampal
Lesions of Hip cause:
- loss of passive evasive behavior though do not affect active evasive
behavior (in some experiments it becomes even better);
- also, re-education is almost impossible;
- animals could not locate objects in space correctly;
- long-term conditioning is entirely impossible.
Thus Hip is really vital to the STM ---> LTM conversion.
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