Miguel Remondes and Matt Wilson show that theta synchrony between the hippocampus and anterior cingulate during a task in which rats chose one of four trajectories. Theta coherence at 8 Hz lowers slightly (by 1 Hz) when rats enter the decision phase of the task and hippocampal processing of trajectory information precedes that of the anterior cingulate. Thus, lowering of theta synchrony may coordinate the integration of hippocampal information by neurons in the anterior cingulate.
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