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Nucleus reuniens of the thalamus contains head direction cells

Jankowski, Maciej M., Islam, Md Nurul, Wright, Nicholas Fraser, Vann, Seralynne Denise, Erichsen, Jonathan Thor, Aggleton, John and O'Mara, Shane M. 2014. Nucleus reuniens of the thalamus contains head direction cells. eLife 3 , e03075. 10.7554/eLife.03075

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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

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Publisher: eLife Science Publications
ISSN: 2050-084X
Funders: Wellcome Trust
Date of Acceptance: 11 July 2014
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 21:35

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