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The inside story on place cells

Neurons known as place cells encode spatial information that is needed to guide an animal's movement. Nearly 40 years after these cells were discovered, neuroscience gets a look at their internal dynamics.

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Nitz, D. The inside story on place cells. Nature 461, 889–890 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/461889a

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