Neuroanatomical Networks Supporting Memory and Their Relation to Amnesia; a View from the Thalamus

Yoshiyuki Nishio, Etsuro Mori

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Abstract

The anterior and mediodorsal thalamic nuclei form neuroanatomical networks supporting memory along with the mammillary body, medial temporal structures, prefrontal cortices and posterior cingulate cortex. In this review article, we discuss human diencephalic amnesic syndromes, including Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome and amnesia associated with thalamic infarcts, and animal neuropsychological studies from a neuroanatomical network perspective. In addition, we suggest future research directions for understanding the functional roles of the anterior and mediodorsal thalamic nuclei in memory function based on findings from recent animal studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1481-1494
Number of pages14
JournalBrain and nerve = Shinkei kenkyū no shinpo
Volume67
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 1

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