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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1997 Apr;7(2):228-34.

Hippocampal lesions and path integration.

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Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, The University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4.


Research on spatial problem-solving over the past two years has linked the hippocampus to path integration, that is, the use of movement-related cues to guide spatial behavior. Path integration may underlie the forms of place learning that are impaired by hippocampal damage. It remains a challenge to determine whether path integration is the central function of the hippocampus or but one of many.

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