Long-term stability of the place-field activity of single units recorded from the dorsal hippocampus of freely behaving rats.

@article{Thompson1990LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term stability of the place-field activity of single units recorded from the dorsal hippocampus of freely behaving rats.},
  author={Lucien T Thompson and Phillip J. Best},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1990},
  volume={509 2},
  pages={299-308}
}
Over 90% of all spontaneously active hippocampal pyramidal cells in freely moving rats signal the animal's spatial position by reliably changing their firing rate each time the animal enters a given place within an environment. This place-field activity exhibits plasticity when specific environmental variables are manipulated. Indeed, the hippocampus is perhaps best known as a system that serves as a model of neuronal plasticity. Although place-field activity has previously been examined only… CONTINUE READING