Prediction, Sequences, and the Hippocampus

John Lisman, A. David Redish

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    There is now strong evidence that the activity in the rodent hippocampus can reflect predictive information about potential future events and places, particularly on the order of several seconds in the future. Moreover, while animals can predict outcomes in simple conditioning tasks without a hippocampus, the hippocampus is necessary for predictions that involve novel sequences or temporal gaps, particularly when this prediction requires the integration of spatially and temporally separated information. This chapter reviews the evidence that hippocampal representations show predictive sequences during behaviors that depend on hippocampal integrity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationPredictions in the Brain
    Subtitle of host publicationUsing Our Past to Generate a Future
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199897230
    ISBN (Print)9780195395518
    StatePublished - Sep 22 2011


    • Brain
    • Hippocampal representations
    • Hippocampus
    • Predictive sequences


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