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Winter & Taube (2014)

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Winter & Taube (2014). Head Direction Cells: From Formation to Integration. In Space, Time and Memory in the Hippocampus. Chapter 4 (pg 83-06)

This chapter focusing, on head direction cells, began the discussion on how the mammalian processes space and position in it.

Head directions (HD) cells fire most when (more…)

Ho & Burwell (2014)

Citation: Ho & Burwell (2014). Perirhinal and postrhinal functional inputs to the hippocampus. In Space, Time, and Memory in the Hippocampus. Ch. 2 (pg. 55-81)

This chapter gives an overview of the functions of two neighboring cortical areas involved in the hippocampal system: the perirhinal (PER) and postrhinal (POR) cortices. These areas are largely thought of as being important for object memory and visuospatial memory, respectively.

It has been demonstrated that (more…)

Nitz (2014)

Citation: Nitz (2014). The Posterior Parietal Cortex: Interface Between Maps of External Spaces and the Generation of Action Sequences. In Space, Time, and Memory in the Hippocampal Formation. Ch2 (pg. 27-54)

Part 1 of this book discusses the inputs to the hippocampus and their roles in spatial processing. It seems each chapter in this book is packed with a ton of data (making it a gold-mine for cool papers), yet the authors (at least Nitz) do a good job of making it highly readable. Rather than go deep into specifics, I’ll present overviews of what I’m taking away from each chapter.

This chapter focuses on the posterior parietal cortex, which, sandwiched between sensory and motor areas makes it an interesting candidate for (more…)