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How We Remember: Brain Mechanisms of Episodic Memory

Michael E. Hasselmo

Abstract

Episodic memory is essential for our day-to-day functions, enabling us to remember where we parked the car, at what time we walked the dog, or what a friend said days ago. This book draws on the developments in neuroscience to present a quantitative model describing the brain mechanisms for encoding and remembering such episodes as “spatiotemporal trajectories.” It reviews physiological breakthroughs on the regions of the brain involved in episodic memory, including the discovery of grid cells, the cellular mechanisms of persistent spiking and resonant frequency, and the topographic coding of ... More

Keywords: neuroscience, encoding, spatiotemporal trajectories, grid cells, spiking, resonant frequency, topographic coding, personal experience, neural oscillations, drugs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262016353
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016353.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael E. Hasselmo, author