Howard Eichenbaum, PhD

Howard Eichenbaum

University Professor

Research Interests

The hippocampus plays a critical role in memory formation, but our understanding of just what the hippocampus does and how it performs its functions are still issues of considerable controversy. To enhance our knowledge about hippocampal function, we are pursuing a combination of neuropsychological studies of the nature of memory loss in animals with damage to the hippocampus and related cortical areas, and we are pursuing electrophysiological recording studies that seek to determine how information is represented by the hippocampus and associated cortical areas.

Selected Publications

  • Kraus BJ, Robinson RJ II, White JA, Eichenbaum H, and Hasselmo ME (2013) Hippocampal ‘time cells’: Time versus path integration. Neuron 78: 1090-1101.
  • McKenzie S, Frank AJ, Kinsky NR, Porter B, Rivière PD, Eichenbaum H (2014) Hippocampal representation of related and opposing memories develop within distinct, hierarchically-organized neural schemas. Neuron 83:202-215.
  • Preston AR and Eichenbaum H (2013) Interplay of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex in memory. Current Biology 23: R764-R773.
  • Eichenbaum H and Cohen NJ (2014) Can we reconcile the declarative memory and spatial navigation views of hippocampal function? Neuron 83:764-770.


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