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Contact: Catherine Zandonella
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Princeton University

Grid Cells Spike at Specific Locations

Caption: As the mouse moves around in a square arena (left), a sin­gle grid cell in the mouse's brain becomes active, or spikes, when the ani­mal arrives at par­tic­u­lar loca­tions in the arena (right). These loca­tions are arranged in a hexag­o­nal pat­tern. The red dots indi­cate the mouse's loca­tion in the arena when the grid cell fired.

Credit: Cristina Dom­nisoru, Princeton University

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