Hippocampal place cells and the generation of a temporal code

Michael Recce, Amitabha Bose, Victoria Booth

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Pyramidal cells in the hippocampus of freely moving rats have a spatially specific activity pattern which provides information to downstream in the phase of cell activity. We present a minimal biophysical model for the generation of the phase information from a combination of two inputs: a short duration spatial trigger and the animal's running speed. This single input is shown to determine the start and end of the spatial firing, and a transient phase code for location. Three different simple networks are shown to produce this behavior, without changes in synaptic conductance or connectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-234
Number of pages10
Issue number33
StatePublished - Jun 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Biophysical model
  • Hippocampus
  • Phase precession
  • Place cell


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