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Curr Biol. 2011 Nov 8;21(21):R886-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.09.031.

Neuroscience: how is three-dimensional space encoded in the brain?

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Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel. nachum.ulanovsky@weizmann.ac.il

Abstract

A recent study in the rat has shown that hippocampal place cells and entorhinal grid cells exhibit vertically-elongated firing fields, indicating that the rat's brain may encode the animal's elevation less accurately than its horizontal position.

PMID:
22075427
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2011.09.031
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