The hippocampus is =not= a 'spatial' map

John H. johnh at faraway.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Sat Jan 24 00:44:28 EST 2004


Whoops, meant to say, cannot create new long term memories. Thanks bilzor

John H.
"BilZ0r" <BilZ0r at TAKETHISOUThotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns947AB7563B048BilZ0rhotmailcom at 202.20.93.13...
> Huh? HM has perfect long term memory. He just has a learning deficit.
>
> "John H." <johnh at faraway.> wrote in news:4010a385 at dnews.tpgi.com.au:
>
> > The below is a paper I browsed last night and found quite interesting.
> > The author argues that the hippocampus acts as a type of monitor of
> > various body states and supports his argument by references to a great
> > many receptors and ligands found in the hippocampus. He makes the
> > interesting observation that the famous HM not only had no long term
> > memory, but rarely reported feeling hungry, tired etc and was pain
> > tolerant. Thus, to use Ken's terminology, the hippo acts as a super
> > configuration system.





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