04 Jul 2013
July 4, 2013
Kraus et al required rats to run on a treadmill during a working memory task. They dissociated distance traveled vs time spent running by requiring the rats to run for a fixed distance or a fixed amount of time. This revealed “time cells” in the hippocampus that reflect the passage of time.
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The Miller Lab uses experimental and theoretical approaches to study the neural basis of the high-level cognitive functions that underlie complex goal-directed behavior. ekmillerlab.mit.edu