Allocentric and egocentric spatial information processing in the hippocampal formation of the behaving primate

@article{Feigenbaum1991AllocentricAE,
  title={Allocentric and egocentric spatial information processing in the hippocampal formation of the behaving primate},
  author={Janet Feigenbaum and Edmund T. Rolls},
  journal={Psychobiology},
  year={1991}
}
To investigate how space is represented in the primate hippocampus, the activity of single neurons was recorded in the hippocampus of behaving macaque monkeys. Neurons that responded differently according to the position on a screen in which a stimulus was shown when the monkey had to remember the stimulus and its position were analyzed for their spatial fields. By moving the monkey into different positions relative to the screen, and the screen to different positions in the room, it was… 
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