When recognition memory is independent of hippocampal function

This 2014 human study provided additional details on the specialized brain circuits we have for recognizing faces.

Damage to the hippocampus didn’t impair recognition of new faces, “..but only at a short retention interval. Recognition memory for words, buildings, famous faces, and inverted faces was impaired.”

http://www.pnas.org/content/111/27/9935.full “When recognition memory is independent of hippocampal function”

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