The Connected Hippocampus, 1st Edition | Shane O’Mara, Marian Tsanov | ISBN 9780444635495

The Connected Hippocampus, 1st Edition | Shane O’Mara, Marian Tsanov | ISBN 9780444635495 The purpose of this volume is to encourage researchers to situate the hippocampus as part of a network connected to the rest of the brain and not to consider it in isolation. We therefore present a selection of chapters that concentrate on… Read More

Email is evil* (because the cognitive tax it imposes is currently too high)

Email has become dysfunctional as a communication tool. Another morning, and another 50 overnight emails, with another 100 or so to arrive during the day. And there’s nothing special about me in this regard. Email harvesting and sales of email distribution lists is big business these days. You hire a car, or search for a… Read More

Deep layer prefrontal cortex unit discharge in a cue-controlled open-field environment in the freely-moving rat.

Take-home message: Prefrontal unit discharge principally reflects ongoing behavioural activity – what the rat was attending to or doing, rather than spatial position. Thus, prefrontal units show mixed responsivity, rather than a simple and single correlate. [Download the paper] Deep layer prefrontal cortex unit discharge in a cue-controlled open-field environment in the freely-moving rat. Behav Brain… Read More

Roles for the subiculum in spatial information processing, memory, motivation and the temporal control of behaviour.

Take-home message: The subiculum is in a pivotal position governing the output of the hippocampal formation. Despite this, it is a rather under-explored and sometimes ignored structure. Here, we discuss recent data indicating that the subiculum participates in a wide range of neurocognitive functions and processes. More research required! [Download the paper] Roles for the subiculum… Read More