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  1. John O'Keefe

Published Online: 15 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470018860.s00311

Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science

Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science

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O'Keefe, J. 2006. Hippocampus. Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. .

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  1. University College London, UK

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  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2006


The hippocampus is a cortical structure located in the temporal lobes of the brain. Its role in memory has been extensively investigated in humans and other animals.


  • declarative memory;
  • episodic memory;
  • relational memory;
  • place cells;
  • place learning