Hippocampus and context in classical conditioning

Peter C. Holland, Mark E. Bouton

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Recent evidence suggests that contextual learning encompasses a variety of changes in learning and performance processes. Only some of these changes depend on the hippocampus. Specialized functions proposed for the hippocampus in contextual learning include the construction and consolidation of contextual memory representations, incidental contextual learning, and inhibitory contextual learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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