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A role for the hippocampus in encoding simulations of future events
 

Summary: A role for the hippocampus in encoding simulations
of future events
Victoria C. Martina,b
, Daniel L. Schacterc
, Michael C. Corballisa,b
, and Donna Rose Addisa,b,1
a
Department of Psychology and b
Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand; and c
Department of Psychology,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
Edited* by Larry R. Squire, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, CA, and approved July 12, 2011 (received for review April 14, 2011)
The role of the hippocampus in imagining the future has been of
considerable interest. Preferential right hippocampal engagement is
observed for imagined future events relative to remembered past
events, and patients with hippocampal damage are impaired when
imagining detailed future events. However, some patients with
hippocampal damage are not impaired at imagining, suggesting
that there are conditions in which the hippocampus may not be
necessary for episodic simulation. Given the known hippocampal

  

Source: Addis, Donna Rose - Department of Psychology, University of Auckland

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine