Hm_brainmem - MEMORY SYSTEMS IN THE BRAIN Some Gross...

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MEMORY SYSTEMS IN THE BRAIN Some Gross Anatomy
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The Human Brain saggital section at midline
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THE “FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY” of MEMORY Medial temporal lobe structures Hippocampus Parahippocampus (entorhinal cortex) Hippocampus and episodic memory Encoding and consolidation of declarative memory Role in recent LTM retrieval Damage leads to “classic” amnesia: severe anterograde declarative deficit LH verbal, RH spatial?
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Lateral temporal lobe structures retrieval of declarative memory? Representation of semantic knowledge? “convergence zones” that index the attributes of an episode? Frontal lobe structures Lateral regions linked to working memory Medial regions linked to executive control and attention Anterior areas most involved in memory function (prefrontal, basal forebrain) Role in strategic aspects of memory Left: encoding, right: retrieval? (HERA) Damage leads to deficits in “effortful” aspects of remembering, confabulation
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course EXP 4504 taught by Professor Fischler during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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