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Head direction cell

Name: Head direction cell
Description: Neurons which fire when an animal's head is facing in a particular direction of horizontal plane, regardless of location, behavior or position of body[1]
Synonym(s): Head-direction cell
Has role: Principal neuron role
Super-category: Neuron
*Id: nlx_144208
Organism: Mouse, Adult rat
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Soma Specific Properties

Soma Location: Postsubiculum, Anterior Thalamus, Lateral mammillary nucleus[2]


References

  1. Taube JS et al. (1990) Head-direction cells recorded from the postsubiculum in freely moving rats. I. Description and quantitative analysis. J Neurosci 10: 420-35 PubMed
  2. et al. PubMed

Notes

This page uses this default form:Petilla_neuron

Contributors

Agoetz, Memartone



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Facts about Head direction cellRDF feed
CurationStatusgraph position temporary  +
DefinitionNeurons which fire when an animal's head is facing in a particular direction of horizontal plane, regardless of location, behavior or position of body
EditorialNoteNeed to check whether anterior thalamus is a general part of the thalamus, i.e., the anterior part of the thalamus, or whether it means the Anterior_nuclear_group or the anterior nucleus of the thalamus
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Has rolePrincipal neuron role  +
Idnlx_144208  +
LabelHead direction cell  +
Located inPostsubiculum  +, Anterior Thalamus  +, and Lateral mammillary nucleus  +
ModifiedDate13 March 2012  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
SpeciesMouse  +, and Adult rat  +
SuperCategoryNeuron  +
SynonymHead-direction cell  +