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CSCA Lecture - Prof. dr. Lynn Nadel, University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA

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Date 14 June 2011
Time 16:00 - 17:00

Prof. dr. Lynn Nadel
University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA

The hippocampus has long been associated with memory in humans and spatial cognition in animals, and a challenge for the field is to understand the relation between these two functions. One possibility is that the hippocampus is centrally involved in the representation of (spatial) context and because of that, is critical to both episodic memory and certain forms of spatial cognition. I will present several lines of research, including behavioral and neuroimaging work, that address the notion of context, and the role of the hippocampus and other medial temporal lobe structures, in mediating it.