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The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour$
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K.J. Jeffery

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515241

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.001.0001

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Drawing parallels between the behavioural and neural properties of navigation

Drawing parallels between the behavioural and neural properties of navigation

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(p.187) Chapter 10 Drawing parallels between the behavioural and neural properties of navigation
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The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour
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Bruno Poucet

Pierre-Pascal Lenck-Santini

Etienne Save

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0010

This chapter explores the evidence that the place cell representation may underlie navigational behaviour. It also deals with a correlational approach, reviewing data in which spatial information has been manipulated in a way that produces parallel effects on both behaviour and neuronal activity. It briefly outlines the behavioural evidence that navigation depends on a spatially selective information-processing system, and sees whether the same property holds true at the neural level. More specifically, the hippocampal place cell system is considered as a model of how spatial information is encoded in the brain. In addition, it reviews two sets of experiments showing the existence of a clear functional relationship between the nature of place cell positional activity and the properties of spatial navigation. Data shows that the hippocampus performs a very specific function.

Keywords:   navigational behaviour, neuronal activity, hippocampus, place cell, spatial navigation

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