The hippocampus contributes to temporal duration memory in the context of event sequences: A cross-species perspective

Cross-species evidence supports a role for the hippocampus in duration memory. Discrepancies in findings cloud the conditions governing hippocampal involvement. We suggest the importance of considering the hippocampus as a sequence processor. The hippocampus supports duration memory in the context of event sequences. Overlapping hippocampal mechanisms may support memory for duration and order.

The human medial temporal lobe is necessary for remembering durations within a sequence of events but not durations of individual events


Recognition Memory is Improved by a Structured Temporal Framework During Encoding

In order to function optimally within our environment, we continuously extract temporal patterns from our experiences and formulate expectations that facilitate adaptive behavior. Given that our memories are embedded within spatiotemporal contexts, …