Tag Archives: Hippocampus

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.