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The Effects of Prior Knowledge on Mnemonic Discrimination in Young and Other Adults, and in Hippocampal Amnesia
The hippocampus is critical to discriminating between newly learned, highly similar stimuli; less clear is its role in discriminating representations based on prior knowledge. In this study, young adults, older adults ...
The Human Dentate Gyrus Plays A Necessary Role in Discriminating New Memories
Episodic memory provides us with the ability to re-experience unique events in rich detail. For this to occur, we must be able to 1) behaviorally pattern separate or discriminate new from old experiences, and 2) pattern ...
Is It Time? Examining the Effects of Episodic Imagining on Reward Discounting
Mental time-travel affords us the ability to simulate hypothetical episodes that shape our decisions about the future, as documented on tests of intertemporal choice where personal cueing greatly reduces future reward ...