A new direction for grid cells

Ken Cheng*

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    Abstract

    Krupic, Bauza, Burton, Barry, & O’Keefe (Grid cell symmetry is shaped by environmental geometry. Nature, 518, 232–235, 2015) found that the grids of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex of rats become sparser at the sharp end of a trapezoidal space. This makes grids, and grid cells, unsuitable for measuring distance traveled (odometry) and suggests that grid cells may have more to do with sorting out directions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2-3
    Number of pages2
    JournalLearning and Behavior
    Volume44
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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