Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Trends Cogn Sci. 2005 Dec;9(12):551-3. Epub 2005 Nov 3.

Reading the hippocampal code by theta phase-locking.

Author information

1
F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, Kapittelweg 29, 6525 EN Nijmegen, The Netherlands. ole.jensen@fcdonders.ru.nl

Abstract

Both the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus are crucial for memory encoding and recall. However, it remains unclear how these brain regions communicate to exchange information. Recent findings using simultaneous recordings from the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the behaving rat have demonstrated that prefrontal cells' firing is phase-locked to the hippocampal theta rhythm. This suggests that phase synchronization clocked by the theta rhythm could be crucial for the communication between hippocampal and prefrontal regions.

PMID:
16271504
DOI:
10.1016/j.tics.2005.10.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center