Spatial, Temporal, and Behavioral Correlates of Hippocampal Neuronal Activity: A Primer for Computational Analysis
Creating useful models of the hippocampus will rely upon our ability to bridge between local circuitry and behavior. A critical intermediate between these levels is the functional activity of hippocampal principal neurons, the elements of neuronal information processing. This chapter provides an overview of the functional correlates of hippocampal neuronal activity, focusing on the nature of inputs these neurons receive; the broad range of sensory, behavioral, and spatial and temporal features of events captured by firing patterns of hippocampal neurons; and a framework for thinking about how the hippocampus organizes information from its inputs to support memory coding and retrieval.
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