Cognitive maps and the hippocampus

Timothy P. McNamara, Amy L. Shelton

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Following a familiar route and finding a novel route in a familiar environment depend on different cognitive processes and representations. A recent study by Hartley et al. begins to identity the neural basis of route following and wayfinding in humans. Their study also raises important questions about the functions of the hippocampus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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