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Spatial Cognition: Grid Cells Harbour Three Complementary Positional Codes

Curr Biol 27: R755-R758. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.06.067.

Authors/Editors: Stemmler M
Herz AVM
Publication Date: 2017
Type of Publication: Journal Articles 2001 - 2017

Abstract

The firing fields of mammalian grid cells, which map an animal's environment, lie on hexagonal lattices. Three new studies report significant field-to-field differences in the firing rates, a finding with far-reaching consequences for how grid fields form and encode spatial information.

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