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From The CriticsReviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: The hippocampus is the seat of emotion and memory. As an extremely complex yet "primitive" cortex, the hippocampus figures among the most studied structures in neuroscience. This book reflects some of the most recent advances in the understanding of hippocampal structure and function.
Purpose: The purpose is to address the biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology of the hippocampus and its associated structures.
Audience: Neurophysiologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons are the main target audience for this book.
Features: The book's 16 chapters are authored by 23 contributors, each of whom writes on his/her area of expertise. In this way, the book covers the topic well and the writing is fluid with multiple pertinent illustrations and references.
Assessment: This is an excellent book written by leading experts in the field. It is a good purchase for neuroscience libraries in large universities.