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Mechanisms of Learning in Complex Neural Systems

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Higher Functions of the Brain

  1. John C. Eccles

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010505

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Eccles, J. C. 2011. Mechanisms of Learning in Complex Neural Systems. Comprehensive Physiology. 137–167.

Author Information

  1. Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Federal Republic of Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Hippocampus as Model for Memory
    • 1.1
      Structural Features of Hippocampus
    • 1.2
      Synaptically Evoked Responses
    • 1.3
      Long-Term Potentiation as Neuronal Model for Memory
    • 1.4
      Is LTP Primarily Presynaptic or Postsynaptic Phenomenon?
    • 1.5
      Comprehensive Hypothesis for LTP
    • 1.6
      Hypothesis of LTP Generation and Its Significance as Model for Memory
    • 1.7
      Further Questions Relating to Hypothesis
    • 1.8
      Difficulties for Hypothesis and Unexplained Phenomena
  • 2
    Role of Hippocampus in Memory
    • 2.1
      Anatomical Connectivities of Hippocampus
    • 2.2
      Types of Memory
    • 2.3
      Role of Hippocampus in Learning
    • 2.4
      Role of Hippocampus in Laying Down Memory Traces Elsewhere
    • 2.5
      Final Comments
  • 3
    Addendum