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Turning heads to remember places


By eliciting a natural exploratory behavior in rats, head scanning, a study reveals that hippocampal place cells form new, stable firing fields in those locations where the behavior has just occurred.

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Figure 1: The firing of a place cell that develops a new place field at the location of a head scan.


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Dupret, D., Csicsvari, J. Turning heads to remember places. Nat Neurosci 17, 643–644 (2014).

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