Evolutionary Origins of Vertebrate Memory Organization

  • C. M. Fair

Abstract

Phylogenetic precursors of the mammalian amygdala and hippocampus. Comparative anatomy of these structures in amphibians; their relation to olfaction, and of the latter to LTM or specific recall in higher vertebrates. Structure of the “extended amygdala.” Evolution of “prospective” (action-related) functions of the amygdala and “retrospective” (LTM-related) functions of the hippocampus.

Keywords

Evolutionary Origin Memory Formation Association Cortex Posterior Cortex Stria Terminalis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. Fair
    • 1
  1. 1.WakefieldUSA

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