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 Entorhinal Grid Cells and the Neural Basis of Navigation

Marianne Fyhn, Trygve Solstad, and Torkel Hafting

in Hippocampal Place Fields: Relevance to Learning and Memory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323245
eISBN:
9780199869268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323245.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reviews current knowledge about spatial representations in medial entorhinal cortex (MEC), its possible role in navigation, and how cell ensembles in MEC might contribute to the spatial ... More


Spatial Cognition, Memory Capacity, and the Evolution of Mammalian Hippocampal Networks

Alessandro Treves

in Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012935
eISBN:
9780262255264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0043
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the discovery of grid cells in the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) of the rat which has helped to clarify the special hippocampal role for spatial representation and spatial ... More


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