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 sycodkb@otago.ac.nz http://psy.otago.ac.nz:800/academic/bilkey.html

Abstract

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.