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Postmortem changes in the neuroanatomical characteristics of the primate brain: Hippocampal formation

Lavenex, Pierre ; Lavenex, Pamela Banta ; Bennett, Jeffrey L. ; Amaral, David G.

In: The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2009, vol. 512, no. 1, p. 27 - 51

Comparative studies of the structural organization of the brain are fundamental to our understanding of human brain function. However, whereas brains of experimental animals are fixed by perfusion of a fixative through the vasculature, human or ape brains are fixed by immersion after varying postmortem intervals. Although differential treatments might affect the fundamental characteristics of the...

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Hippocampal lesion prevents spatial relational learning in adult Macaque monkeys

Lavenex, Pamela Banta ; Amaral, David G. ; Lavenex, Pierre

In: The Journal of Neuroscience, 2006, vol. 26(17), p. 4546-4558

The role of the hippocampus in spatial learning and memory has been extensively studied in rodents. Comparable studies in nonhuman primates, however, are few, and findings are often contradictory. This may be attributable to the failure to distinguish between allocentric and egocentric spatial representations in experimental designs. For this experiment, six adult monkeys received bilateral...