Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Xiang Mou

Xiang Mou
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,

  • Review Article
    Hippocampal CA2 Region: A New Player in Social Dysfunctions
    Author(s): Xiang MouXiang Mou

    For social species, normal social cognitive functions are essential for individuals to survive in a social group. Various neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorder are characterized by the impairments in social cognition. The hippocampus has been at the forefront of research in learning and memory for several decades. Hippocampal dysfunction contributes to learning and memory impairments as well as a range of social dysfunctions. However, precise contributions of different hippocampal sub-regions to differential aspects of cognitive functions remain unclear. This review first describes several key features of social abnormalities related to neuropsychiatric disorders, and then introduces the behavioral tasks used in animal models to assess each feature. Second, it gives a basic description of CA2 anatomy followed by an overview of its known funct.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000357

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