NMDA receptors, place cells and hippocampal spatial memory

@article{Nakazawa2004NMDARP,
  title={NMDA receptors, place cells and hippocampal spatial memory},
  author={Kazu Nakazawa and Thomas J. McHugh and Matthew A. Wilson and Susumu Tonegawa},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={361-372}
}
N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) in the rodent hippocampus have been shown to be essential for spatial learning and memory, and for the induction of long-term synaptic plasticity at various hippocampal synapses. In this review, we examine the evidence concerning the role of NMDARs in hippocampal memory processes, with an emphasis on the function of NMDARs in area CA1 of the hippocampus in memory acquisition, and the unique role of NMDARs in area CA3 in the rapid acquisition and… 

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