Heading direction with respect to a reference point modulates place-cell activity

Jercog P.E., Ahmadian Y., Woodruff C., Deb-Sen R., Abbott L.F., Kandel E.R.

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Oct 22, 2018
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Received Date: 15th October 18

Utilizing electrophysiological recordings from CA1 pyramidal cells in freely moving mice, we find that a majority of neural responses are modulated by the heading-direction of the animal relative to a point within or outside their enclosure that we call a reference point. Our findings identify a novel representation in the neuronal responses in the dorsal hippocampus

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