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Lecture7 - A group of neurons in the hippocampus that...

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Today’s papers • Definitions for spatial units • Figure capturing the essence of the paper
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Hippocampal spatial unit A neuron or region of the hippocampus that deals with synapses made for directional thinking/ processing. A unit firing only when the rat was facing a specific direction and had a hand placed over its back with thumb and index finger on its shoulder and upper arm or when the rat moved while restrained in a specific direction. Units that responded solely or maximally when the rat was situated in a particular part of the testing platform facing in a particular direction. A cell or group of cells that fire at a certain place in a maze.
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Unformatted text preview: A group of neurons in the hippocampus that responds only when the animal is placed in a particular spatial orientation (position in space and direction). Your favorite figure? Next week Field trip. Meeting at the Tonegawa lab conference room. Building 46 5 th floor. We will see many of the ways of studying neuronal plasticity discussed in the course. Basic principle of studying neuronal activity closing a circuit and imaging. Subject cell, slice, mouse etc. Recording electrode Measurement Imaging For next week No assigned reading Complete literature search assignment...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 7.344 taught by Professor Bobsauer during the Spring '08 term at MIT.

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