Identification of Reward-Selective Cells in the Hippocampus

Navigation to a previously visited reward site requires a reliable and accurate spatial memory, and a new study by the Tank Lab identifies reward-selective cells in the hippocampus. 

Published in this month's issue of Neuron, Jeffrey Gauthier and David Tank use two-photon calcium imaging to reveal a small but remarkably reliable population of hippocampal neurons that code for reward location across contingencies and environments. 

Full Article: A Dedicated Population for Reward Coding in the Hippocampus
Neuron Preview:  Are We There Yet? Identification of Reward-Selective Cells in the Hippocampus
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