A proposed architecture for the neural representation of spatial context

@article{Jeffery2004APA,
  title={A proposed architecture for the neural representation of spatial context},
  author={Kate J. Jeffery and Michael I. Anderson and Robin M. A. Hayman and Subhojit Chakraborty},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={201-218}
}
The role of context in guiding animal behavior has attracted increasing attention in recent years, but little is known about what constitutes a context, nor how and where in the brain it is represented. Contextual stimuli can take many forms, but of particular importance are those that collectively define a particular place or situation. The representation of place has been linked to the hippocampus, because its principal neurons ('place cells') are spatially responsive; behavioral experiments… Expand
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