Hippocampal place cells can develop distinct representations of two visually identical environments.

@article{Tanila1999HippocampalPC,
  title={Hippocampal place cells can develop distinct representations of two visually identical environments.},
  author={Heikki Tanila},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={235-46}
}
The pattern separation ability of hippocampal place cells was tested in an environment in which two visually identical rectangular compartments (Box A and Box B) were connected by a hidden door. Small ensembles of neurons were recorded with tetrodes while the rat searched for randomly distributed loci for reinforcing brain stimulation. The first recording session in Box A was conducted after the rat had explored the environment for the first time for 30 min. Immediately thereafter, a hidden… CONTINUE READING