|Authors||A. Lehr, A. Kumar, C. Tetzlaff, T. Hafting, M. Fyhn and T. Stöber|
|Title||CA2 beyond social memory: Evidence for a fundamental role in hippocampal information processing|
|Project(s)||Department of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Journal||Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews|
Hippocampal region CA2 has received increased attention due to its importance in social recognition memory. While its specific function remains to be identified, there are indications that CA2 plays a major role in a variety of situations, widely extending beyond social memory. In this targeted review we highlight lines of research which have begun to converge on a more fundamental role for CA2. We discuss recent proposals that speak to the computations CA2 may perform within the hippocampal circuit.