Architecture of spatial circuits in the hippocampal region

Menno P Witter, Cathrin B Canto, Jonathan J Couey, Noriko Koganezawa, Kally C O'Reilly

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The hippocampal region contains several principal neuron types, some of which show distinct spatial firing patterns. The region is also known for its diversity in neural circuits and many have attempted to causally relate network architecture within and between these unique circuits to functional outcome. Still, much is unknown about the mechanisms or network properties by which the functionally specific spatial firing profiles of neurons are generated, let alone how they are integrated into a coherently functioning meta-network. In this review, we explore the architecture of local networks and address how they may interact within the context of an overarching space circuit, aiming to provide directions for future successful explorations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20120515
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Issue number1635
Publication statusPublished - 05 Feb 2014


  • Hippocampus
  • Humans
  • Nerve Net
  • Neurons
  • Space Perception


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