The hippocampus and memory of verbal and pictorial material

Andrew Papanicolaou, Panagiotis G. Simos, Eduardo M. Castillo, Joshua I. Breier, Jeffrey S. Katz, Anthony A. Wright

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

68 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Recognition of words and kaleidoscope pictures showed a double dissociation of left and right hippocampal activity using magnetic source imaging (MSI). MSI has advantages over alternative imaging techniques that measure hemodynamic changes for identifying regional changes in brain activity in real time and on an individual subject basis without the need for image subtraction. In this study, lists of words or kaleidoscope pictures were presented for memorization followed by tests of list items and foils during which brain activity was recorded. There was greater activation in the left than the right hippocampus with abstract nouns (e.g., relief) and greater activation in the right than the left hippocampus with kaleidoscope pictures. This dissociation was evident on a case by case basis. This study demonstrates the specialization of the two medial temporal lobe (MTL) regions, including the hippocampi, for mnemonic processing of verbal and pictorial items that are difficult to encode verbally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalLearning and Memory
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2002

Fingerprint

Hippocampus
Temporal Lobe
Brain
Hemodynamics
Recognition (Psychology)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Cite this

Papanicolaou, A., Simos, P. G., Castillo, E. M., Breier, J. I., Katz, J. S., & Wright, A. A. (2002). The hippocampus and memory of verbal and pictorial material. Learning and Memory, 9(3), 99-104. https://doi.org/10.1101/lm.44302

The hippocampus and memory of verbal and pictorial material. / Papanicolaou, Andrew; Simos, Panagiotis G.; Castillo, Eduardo M.; Breier, Joshua I.; Katz, Jeffrey S.; Wright, Anthony A.

In: Learning and Memory, Vol. 9, No. 3, 02.07.2002, p. 99-104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papanicolaou, A, Simos, PG, Castillo, EM, Breier, JI, Katz, JS & Wright, AA 2002, 'The hippocampus and memory of verbal and pictorial material', Learning and Memory, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 99-104. https://doi.org/10.1101/lm.44302
Papanicolaou A, Simos PG, Castillo EM, Breier JI, Katz JS, Wright AA. The hippocampus and memory of verbal and pictorial material. Learning and Memory. 2002 Jul 2;9(3):99-104. https://doi.org/10.1101/lm.44302
Papanicolaou, Andrew ; Simos, Panagiotis G. ; Castillo, Eduardo M. ; Breier, Joshua I. ; Katz, Jeffrey S. ; Wright, Anthony A. / The hippocampus and memory of verbal and pictorial material. In: Learning and Memory. 2002 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 99-104.
@article{f51893a36a6d435ba35bded3c488d46d,
title = "The hippocampus and memory of verbal and pictorial material",
abstract = "Recognition of words and kaleidoscope pictures showed a double dissociation of left and right hippocampal activity using magnetic source imaging (MSI). MSI has advantages over alternative imaging techniques that measure hemodynamic changes for identifying regional changes in brain activity in real time and on an individual subject basis without the need for image subtraction. In this study, lists of words or kaleidoscope pictures were presented for memorization followed by tests of list items and foils during which brain activity was recorded. There was greater activation in the left than the right hippocampus with abstract nouns (e.g., relief) and greater activation in the right than the left hippocampus with kaleidoscope pictures. This dissociation was evident on a case by case basis. This study demonstrates the specialization of the two medial temporal lobe (MTL) regions, including the hippocampi, for mnemonic processing of verbal and pictorial items that are difficult to encode verbally.",
author = "Andrew Papanicolaou and Simos, {Panagiotis G.} and Castillo, {Eduardo M.} and Breier, {Joshua I.} and Katz, {Jeffrey S.} and Wright, {Anthony A.}",
year = "2002",
month = "7",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1101/lm.44302",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "9",
pages = "99--104",
journal = "Learning and Memory",
issn = "1072-0502",
publisher = "Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The hippocampus and memory of verbal and pictorial material

AU - Papanicolaou, Andrew

AU - Simos, Panagiotis G.

AU - Castillo, Eduardo M.

AU - Breier, Joshua I.

AU - Katz, Jeffrey S.

AU - Wright, Anthony A.

PY - 2002/7/2

Y1 - 2002/7/2

N2 - Recognition of words and kaleidoscope pictures showed a double dissociation of left and right hippocampal activity using magnetic source imaging (MSI). MSI has advantages over alternative imaging techniques that measure hemodynamic changes for identifying regional changes in brain activity in real time and on an individual subject basis without the need for image subtraction. In this study, lists of words or kaleidoscope pictures were presented for memorization followed by tests of list items and foils during which brain activity was recorded. There was greater activation in the left than the right hippocampus with abstract nouns (e.g., relief) and greater activation in the right than the left hippocampus with kaleidoscope pictures. This dissociation was evident on a case by case basis. This study demonstrates the specialization of the two medial temporal lobe (MTL) regions, including the hippocampi, for mnemonic processing of verbal and pictorial items that are difficult to encode verbally.

AB - Recognition of words and kaleidoscope pictures showed a double dissociation of left and right hippocampal activity using magnetic source imaging (MSI). MSI has advantages over alternative imaging techniques that measure hemodynamic changes for identifying regional changes in brain activity in real time and on an individual subject basis without the need for image subtraction. In this study, lists of words or kaleidoscope pictures were presented for memorization followed by tests of list items and foils during which brain activity was recorded. There was greater activation in the left than the right hippocampus with abstract nouns (e.g., relief) and greater activation in the right than the left hippocampus with kaleidoscope pictures. This dissociation was evident on a case by case basis. This study demonstrates the specialization of the two medial temporal lobe (MTL) regions, including the hippocampi, for mnemonic processing of verbal and pictorial items that are difficult to encode verbally.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0036081707&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0036081707&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1101/lm.44302

DO - 10.1101/lm.44302

M3 - Article

VL - 9

SP - 99

EP - 104

JO - Learning and Memory

JF - Learning and Memory

SN - 1072-0502

IS - 3

ER -