How much of the hippocampus can be explained by functional constraints?

A. Treves, W. E. Skaggs, C. A. Barnes

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Abstract

In the spirit of Marr, we discuss an information-theoretic approach that derives, from the role of the hippocampus in memory, constraints on its anatomical and physiological structure. The observed structure is consistent with such constraints, and, further, we relate the quantitative arguments developed in earlier analytical studies to experimental measures extracted from neuronal recordings in the behaving rat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)666-674
Number of pages9
JournalHippocampus
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Associative memory
  • Forgetting
  • Redundancy
  • Sparse coding
  • Storage capacity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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