How memories are formed in the brain – a new role for the internal compass

University of Tübingen neuroscientists discover new functions of head-direction cells suggesting they may contribute to episodic memory formation.

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University of Tübingen
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Eduardo Blanco-Hernández, Giuseppe Balsamo, Patricia Preston-Ferrer and Andrea Burgalossi: Sensory and behavioral modulation of thalamic head-direction cells. Nature Neuroscience