Journal article

UNIT-ACTIVITY IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS AND THE PARAHIPPOCAMPAL TEMPOROBASAL ASSOCIATION CORTEX RELATED TO MEMORY AND COMPLEX BEHAVIOR IN THE AWAKE MONKEY

TR VIDYASAGAR, E SALZMANN, OD CREUTZFELDT

BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1991

Abstract

Monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) were trained on a delayed match-to-sample (DMS) task using delays of upto 20 s. Unit activity was recorded from the hippocampus and the temporo-basal association cortex in the lateral parahippocampal region (partly corresponding to TF and TH) during the DMS task, as well as during a visual object discrimination task and some behavioural situations involving the experimenter. Units were encountered that gave visual responses which were sometimes context-dependent. Changes in discharge rate during the delay period of the DMS task were very rare and when present, very weak. On the other hand, many neurones, including some of those which were unresponsive during the..

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