Visual cues determine hippocampal directional selectivity

  title={Visual cues determine hippocampal directional selectivity},
  author={Lavanya Acharya and Zahra M. Aghajan and Cliff Vuong and Jason J Moore and M. Mehta},
  • Lavanya Acharya, Zahra M. Aghajan, +2 authors M. Mehta
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • bioRxiv
  • Both spatial and directional information are necessary for navigation. Rodent hippocampal neurons show spatial selectivity in all environments1, but directional tuning only on linear paths2–8.The sensory mechanisms underlying directionality are unknown, though vestibular and visual cues are thought to be crucial. However, hippocampal neurons are thought to show no angular modulation during two-dimensional random foraging despite the presence of vestibular and visual cues6,7. Additionally… CONTINUE READING
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