Why there are Complementary Learning Systems in the Hippocampus and Neocortex: Insights from the Successes and Failures of Connectionist Models of Learning and Memory
The influence of prior experience on some forms of behavior and cognition is drasticallyaffected by damage to the hippocampal system. However, if the hippocampal system is leftintact both during the experience and for a period of time thereafter, subsequent damagecan have much less or even no effect. Such findings suggest that memory traces change overtime in a way that makes them less dependent on the hippocampal system. This processof change has often been called consolidation....
Published in 1994.