Temporal and spatial context in the mind and brain
Howard, Marc W.
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Citation (published version)Marc W Howard. 2017. "Temporal and spatial context in the mind and brain." CURRENT OPINION IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Volume 17, pp. 14 - 19 (6). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.022
Theories of episodic memory have long hypothesized that recollection of a specific instance from one's life is mediated by recovery of a neural state of spatiotemporal context. This paper reviews recent theoretical advances in formal models of spatiotemporal context and a growing body of neurophysiological evidence from human imaging studies and animal work that neural populations in the hippocampus and other brain regions support a representation of spatiotemporal context.