Hippocampal Place Fields: Relevance to Learning and Memory

Hardcover | February 29, 2008

EditorSheri A. Mizumori

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Data from neuropsychological and animal research suggest that the hippocampus plays a pivotal role in two relatively different areas: active navigation, as well as episodic learning and memory. Recent studies have attempted to bridge these disparate accounts of hippocampal function byemphasizing the role that hippocampal place cells may play in processing the spatial contextual information that defines situations in which learned behaviors occur. A number of established laboratories are currently offering complementary interpretations of place fields, and this book will presentthe first common platform for them. Bringing together research from behavioral, genetic, physiological, computational, and neural-systems perspectives will provide a thorough understanding of the extent to which studying place-field properties has informed our understanding of the neural mechanismsof hippocampus-dependent memory. Hippocampal Place Fields: Relevance to Learning and Memory will serve as a valuable reference for everyone interested in hippocampal function.

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Data from neuropsychological and animal research suggest that the hippocampus plays a pivotal role in two relatively different areas: active navigation, as well as episodic learning and memory. Recent studies have attempted to bridge these disparate accounts of hippocampal function byemphasizing the role that hippocampal place cells ma...

Sheri Mizumori is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:February 29, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface: A Place for Place Cells in Hippocampal-dependent Memory?Sheri Mizumori: Historical Perspective: Place Cells in Ann Arbor and BrooklynJames B. Ranck, Jr. and John Kubie: 1. Lynn Nadel: The Hippocampus and Context Revisited2. Sheri J. Y. Mizumori: A Context for Hippocampal Place Cells During Learning3. James A. Ainge, Paul A. Dudchenko, and Emma R. Wood: Context-dependent Firing of Hippocampal Place Cells: Does it Underlie Memory?4. Kathryn J. Jeffery: The Place Cells - Cognitive Map or Memory System?5. Patricia E. Sharp: Context-specific Versus Context-Invariant Spatial Coding in the Hippocampal Formation: Implications for Episodic Memory6. Inah Lee, Raymond P. Kesner, and James J. Knierim: The roles of Hippocampal Subfields in Processing Spatial Contexts of Events: Neurophysiological and Behavioral Analyses7. David c. Rowland and Clifford G. Kentros: Plasticity, Attention, and the Stabilization of Hippocampal Representations8. Eduard Kelemen and Andre A. Fenton: What do Place Cells Tell us about Learning to Associate and Learning to Segregate?9. Etienne Save and Bruno Poucet: Do Place Cells Guide Spatial Behaviors?10. Neil Burgess and Chris M. Bird: Place Cells Identify Hippocampus with Location-specific Construction of Mental Images11. Howard Eichenbaum: Hippocampal Neuronal Activity and Memory: Should we Still be Talking about Place Cells?12. Hisao Nishijo, Etsuro Hori, and Taketoshi Ono: Place-differential Neural Responses in the Monkey Hippocampal Formation During Real and Virtual Navigation13. Edmund T. Rolls: Spatial View Cells in the Primate Hippocampus, and Memory14. Wendy A. Suzuki: Learning, Memory, and the Monkey Hippocampus15. Marianne Fyhn, Trygve Solstad, and Torkel Hafting: Entorhinal Grid Cells and the Neural Basis of Navigation16. David K. Bilkey: Neocortical Influences on Hippocampal Place Cells17. Kathryn M. Gill and Sheri J.Y. Mizumori: Spatial Learning and the Selectivity of Hippocampal Place Fields: Modulation of by Dopamine18. Francesco P. Battaglia, Adrien Peyrache, Mehdi Khamassi, and Sidney I. Wierner: Spatial Decisions and Neuronal Activity in Hippocampal Projection Zones in Prefrontal Cortex and Striatum19. Amy L. Griffin, Howard Eichenbaum, and Michael E. Hasselmo: Hippocampal Theta Rhythm and Memory-guided Behavior20. Gergely Papp and Alessandro Treves: Network Analysis of the Significance of Hippocampal Subfields21. Gyorgy Csizmadia and Robert U. Muller: Storage of the Distance Between Place Cell Firing Fields in the Strength of Plastic Synapses with a Novel Learning Rule22. Iain Wilson and Heikki Tanila: Hippocampal Place Cells as a Window into Age-related Memory Impairments23. Sara N. Burke and Carol A. Barnes: Aging Ensembles: Circuit Contributions to Memory Deficits

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"Someone peering in from another scientific field might appreciate the attraction to place cells but also might ask why a mere firing correlate is the subject of an entire book. The answers are found throughout the book. Put simply, place cells are now an important reference point from which to address a host of issues in neuroscience...The book's organization reflects Sheri Mizumori's deep understanding of the fact that place-cell research is much less a specialization than a field that adeptly speaks to scientific questions ranging from molecular biology to cognition. Ranging from historical background to the current leading discoveries and theories concerning place cells, this book is well-situated to be a resource for graduate- level students of the field as well as for nonspecialists."--Nature Neuroscience