The diverse roles of the hippocampus

Daniel Bendor, Hugo J. Spiers, Does the Hippocampus Map Out the Future?, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Volume 20, Issue 3, March 2016, Pages 167-169, ISSN 1364-6613, DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2016.01.003.

Decades of research have established two central roles of the hippocampus – memory consolidation and spatial navigation. Recently, a third function of the hippocampus has been proposed: simulating future events. However, claims that the neural patterns underlying simulation occur without prior experience have come under fire in light of newly published data.

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