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Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, and Lynn Nadel

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012935

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.001.0001

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The Role of Social Selection in the Evolution of Hippocampal Specialization

The Role of Social Selection in the Evolution of Hippocampal Specialization

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(p.17) 2 The Role of Social Selection in the Evolution of Hippocampal Specialization
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Cognitive Biology
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Lucia F. Jacobs

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0025

This chapter discusses the evolution of the hippocampus, taking into consideration natural selection, sexual selection, and social selection as evolutionary forces that play important roles in nonhuman cognition and human episodic memory. It also discusses the role of the hippocampal structure and spatial cognition in mating systems, scatter hoarding, and specialized forms of navigation such as migration and echolocation.

Keywords:   hippocampus, natural selection, sexual selection, spatial cognition, mating, scatter hoarding, navigation, migration, echolocation

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