Nucleus reuniens of the thalamus contains head direction cells.
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Jankowski MM, Islam MN, Wright NF, Vann SD, Erichsen JT, Aggleton JP, O'Mara SM, Nucleus reuniens of the thalamus contains head direction cells., eLife, 3, 2014
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Discrete populations of brain cells signal heading direction, rather like a compass. These 'head direction' cells are largely confined to a closely-connected network of sites. We describe, for the first time, a population of head direction cells in nucleus reuniens of the thalamus in the freely-moving rat. This novel subcortical head direction signal potentially modulates the hippocampal CA fields directly and, thus, informs spatial processing and memory.
Author: O'MARA, SHANE
Type of material:Journal Article
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