How good is grid coding versus place coding for navigation using noisy, spiking neurons?


Our understanding of how the brain encodes navigation through space underwent a revolution with the remarkable discovery of grid cells in the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) of rodents [3]. A grid cell builds a hexagonal lattice representation of physical space, such that the cell fires whenever the rodent moves through a lattice point. In contrast, place… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-11-S1-O20


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