Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Aggleton & Brown: Episodic memory, amnesia, and hippocampus

Perirhinal cortex: Lost in space?

David K. Bilkey a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


Aggleton & Brown argue that the function of the hippocampus and perirhinal cortex can be dissociated along a spatial/nonspatial dimension. They further suggest that this division corresponds to a distinction between episodic and recognition memory. An analysis of the data, however, fails to support the underlying dissociation.