Schemas

Alison R. Preston, Robert J. Molitor, Athula Pudhiyidath, Margaret L. Schlichting

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Abstract

Schemas capture the commonalities shared across individual events. In doing so, schemas provide predictions for decision and action in new situations that are based on collective experience. In this chapter, we review the history of schemas and recent research characterizing the neural underpinnings of schemas. Recent advances in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience highlight the importance of a hippocampal-medial prefrontal circuit in the formation and use of schemas. We further review how schemas promote flexible behavior in a wide variety of scenarios, including spatial navigation, reasoning, and decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning and Memory
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Reference
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages125-132
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780128052914
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Cognitive maps
  • Concepts
  • Decision making
  • False memory
  • Generalization
  • Hippocampus
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Reasoning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Preston, A. R., Molitor, R. J., Pudhiyidath, A., & Schlichting, M. L. (2017). Schemas. In Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference (pp. 125-132). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.21074-2

Schemas. / Preston, Alison R.; Molitor, Robert J.; Pudhiyidath, Athula; Schlichting, Margaret L.

Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference. Elsevier Inc., 2017. p. 125-132.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Preston, AR, Molitor, RJ, Pudhiyidath, A & Schlichting, ML 2017, Schemas. in Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference. Elsevier Inc., pp. 125-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.21074-2
Preston AR, Molitor RJ, Pudhiyidath A, Schlichting ML. Schemas. In Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference. Elsevier Inc. 2017. p. 125-132 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.21074-2
Preston, Alison R. ; Molitor, Robert J. ; Pudhiyidath, Athula ; Schlichting, Margaret L. / Schemas. Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference. Elsevier Inc., 2017. pp. 125-132
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