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Viewpoints: how the hippocampus contributes to memory, navigation and cognition

The hippocampus serves a critical function in memory, navigation, and cognition. Nature Neuroscience asked John Lisman to lead a group of researchers in a dialog on shared and distinct viewpoints on the hippocampus.

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Acknowledgements

The editors are extremely grateful to Dr. Karen Shedlack (Howard Eichenbaum's widow), Denise Parisi (Assistant Director, Center for Memory and Brain at Boston University), and Dr. Neal Cohen (Department of Psychology at University of Illinois) for their efforts in ensuring that Dr. Eichenbaum's final revisions were located, revised, and included in this publication. J.L. was supported by NIH grant U19NS104590. C.R. was supported by a Vanneavar Bush Faculty Fellowship (Office of Naval Research Grant N00014-15-1-0033). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Naval Research or the U.S. Department of Defense. H.E. was supported by NIH/NIMH grants R01 MH051570, R01 MH095297 and R01 MH052090. A.D.R. was supported by NIH grants MH080318 and MH112688. G.B. was supported by the Simons Foundation and by NIH grants MH54671, NS 090583, NS090526 and NS074015.

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  1. John Lisman is in the Department of Biology at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

    • John Lisman
  2. György Buzsáki is at the NYU Neuroscience Institute at New York University, New York, New York, USA.

    • György Buzsáki
  3. Howard Eichenbaum was at the Center for Memory and Brain at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Howard Eichenbaum
  4. Lynn Nadel is in the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Program at University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

    • Lynn Nadel
  5. Charan Ranganath is in the Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, California, USA.

    • Charan Rangananth
  6. A. David Redish is in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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