Expanding the Language Network: Direct Contributions from the Hippocampus

Natalie V. Covington, Melissa C. Duff

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New research suggests that the same hippocampal computations used in support of memory are also used for language processing, providing direct neurophysiological evidence of a shared neural mechanism for memory and language. This work expands classic memory and language models and represents a new opportunity for studying the memory–language interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-870
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • hippocampus
  • language
  • memory
  • online processing
  • theta oscillations


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