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A Rat's Imagined Trajectory from Point A to its Chocolate Reward at Point D

Caption: Unique combinations of the brain's place cells fire (red lights) in sequence to represent each part of the path (A, B, C, D) that the rat will take. This image was compiled over a few milliseconds.

Credit: David Foster, courtesy of Nature

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