Spatial processing in the brain: the activity of hippocampal place cells.

  title={Spatial processing in the brain: the activity of hippocampal place cells.},
  author={Phillip J. Best and Amanda M. White and A. Minai},
  journal={Annual review of neuroscience},
The startling discovery by O'Keefe & Dostrovsky (Brain Res. 1971; 34: 171-75) that hippocampal neurons fire selectively in different regions or "place fields" of an environment and the subsequent development of the comprehensive theory by O'Keefe & Nadel (The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map. Oxford, UK: Clarendon, 1978) that the hippocampus serves as a cognitive map have stimulated a substantial body of literature on the characteristics of hippocampal "place cells" and their relevance for our… 

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