The Septal Region and Memory

  • D. Y. von Cramon
  • U. Müller
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 24)


There is a wealth of evidence indicating that the septal region, which can be considered synonymous with the anterior compartment of the basal fore-brain, plays a role in cognitive processes. Impairments of memory and attention have been reported to follow damage involving the septum and adjacent cortical regions in animals and humans (Markowitsch, 1995).


Basal Forebrain Brodmann Area Septal Lesion Lateral Septal Stria Terminalis 
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  • D. Y. von Cramon
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  • U. Müller
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  1. 1.Department of NeurologyMax-Planck-Institute of Cognitive NeuroscienceLeipzigGermany

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