What does the limbic memory circuit actually do?
Journal/Book: Behav Brain Sci. 1999; 22: 40 West 20Th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, USA. Cambridge Univ Press. 451+.
Abstract: We applaud Aggleton & Brown's affirmation of limbic diencephalic-hippocampal interaction as a key memory substrate. However, we do not agree with a thesis of diencephalic-hippocampal strict dedication to episodic memory. Instead, this circuitry supports the production of context-specific patterns of activation that subserve retrieval for a broad class of memory phenomena, including goal-directed instrumental behavior of animals and episodic memory of humans.
Note: Editorial Gabriel M, Univ Illinois, Dept Psychol, Urbana,IL 61801 USA
Keyword(s): DISCRIMINATIVE AVOIDANCE-BEHAVIOR; NEURONAL-ACTIVITY; RABBITS; LESIONS; CORTEX