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Modelling phase precession in the hippocampus

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberO18
Number of pages2
JournalBMC Neuroscience
Issue numberSuppl 1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2015
Event24th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 18 Jul 201523 Jul 2015
Conference number: 24


The activity of cells in the rodent hippocampus is strongly modulated by both the location of the animal and the ongoing theta oscillation. Place cells, but not interneurons, show a strong spatial modulation of their firing rates, while both place cells and interneurons exhibit phase precession, a phenomenon whereby they spike at a faster frequency than the LFP theta oscillation, causing their spikes to shift to an earlier phase of this rhythm on each successive cycle [1-3]. Despite extensive research into this phenomenon, the mechanisms underlying phase precession remain unclear.

    Research areas

  • Open Environment, Place Cell, Medial Septum, Place Field, Head Direction


24th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting


Prague, Czech Republic

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