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Nucleus reuniens of the thalamus contains head direction cells

Jankowski, Maciej M., Islam, Md Nurul, Wright, Nicholas F., Vann, Seralynne D. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6709-8773, Erichsen, Jonathan T. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1545-9853, Aggleton, John P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5573-1308 and O'Mara, Shane M. 2014. Nucleus reuniens of the thalamus contains head direction cells. eLife 3 , e03075. 10.7554/eLife.03075

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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

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Psychology
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the CC-BY license.
Publisher: eLife Sciences Publications
ISSN: 2050-084X
Funders: Wellcome Trust
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 January 2020
Date of Acceptance: 11 July 2014
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 08:29
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/62466

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