Grid cells create “treasure map” in rat brain

Grid cells and place cells are specialized neurons that allow the brain to create a map of the outside world in which one navigates (Nobel Prize 2014). This brain GPS system is built on grid cells’ strikingly regular pattern of activity. This pattern provides the metric coordinates to “triangulate one’s position” which is decoded by the place cells providing the “you are here” signal.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft