Finite scale of spatial representation in the hippocampus.

  title={Finite scale of spatial representation in the hippocampus.},
  author={Kirsten Brun Kjelstrup and Trygve Solstad and Vegard Heimly Brun and Torkel Hafting and Stefan Leutgeb and Menno P Witter and Edvard I. Moser and May-Britt Moser},
  volume={321 5885},
To determine how spatial scale is represented in the pyramidal cell population of the hippocampus, we recorded neural activity at multiple longitudinal levels of this brain area while rats ran back and forth on an 18-meter-long linear track. CA3 cells had well-defined place fields at all levels. The scale of representation increased almost linearly from <1 meter at the dorsal pole to approximately 10 meters at the ventral pole. The results suggest that the place-cell map includes the entire… CONTINUE READING
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