About this Research Topic
The discoveries of the great Spanish neurologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, more than one hundred years ago, were pioneering in the sense that they provided the definitive anatomical descriptions of the hippocampal formation and the experimental support for the neuron doctrine. The scientific community continues to build on these early contributions by establishing spatiotemporal maps of molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in information processing in the brain. The field of Hippocampal Research has evolved rapidly over the last 15 years. Technological advances have made it possible to observe and record data from a large number of neurons and at the single neuron level, to manipulate cellular activity and to visualize whole brain and regions with extreme resolution.
The Spring Hippocampal Research Conference is an open, friendly, and inclusive meeting that focuses on all aspects of hippocampal research. It has been held every other year since 1988 and has provided the opportunity for researchers and their students to come together and discuss new research developments in the fields of molecular, cellular, physiological, and systems neuroscience, as they relate to the hippocampal formation in both health and disease.
This Research Topic serves as a repository of the discoveries and advances featured at the conference. In this Research Topic, we welcome papers on all aspects of hippocampal research, welcoming scientists from different subfields of neuroscience including cellular/molecular, systems, cognitive, behavioral and computational neuroscience. Works considered include original research reports, empirical reports, computational models, reviews and meta-analyses, as well as position/theoretical papers. All contributors to the Spring Hippocampal Research Conference are encouraged to submit their work for publication in the Research Topic. Contributions are also welcome from authors who do not attend the Conference.
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