Common firing patterns of hippocampal cells in a differential reinforcement of low rates of response schedule.

@article{Young2000CommonFP,
  title={Common firing patterns of hippocampal cells in a differential reinforcement of low rates of response schedule.},
  author={Brighiam Young and N McNaughton},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 18},
  pages={7043-51}
}
Lesion studies show that the hippocampus is critically involved in timing behavior, but so far there has been little analysis of how it might encode time. We recorded the activity of 266 CA1 neurons, 51 CA3 neurons, and 219 entorhinal neurons from rats performing on a differential reinforcement of low rates (DRL) 15 sec schedule in which reinforcement was contingent on responses that occurred at least 15 sec after the preceding response. The unit data were analyzed using two different methods… CONTINUE READING