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Navigation with a cognitive map

Hippocampal place cells encode information about an animal's spatial world. A study now finds that these same neurons envisage a future journey moments before a rat sets off. See Article p.74

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Schmidt, B., Redish, A. Navigation with a cognitive map. Nature 497, 42–43 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12095

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