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Data from: Nucleus reuniens of the thalamus contains head direction cells

Citation

Jankowski, Maciej M. et al. (2015), Data from: Nucleus reuniens of the thalamus contains head direction cells, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.j68v0

Abstract

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.

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