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Space Bats: Multidimensional Spatial Representation in the Bat

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Science  01 Nov 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6158, pp. 573-574
DOI: 10.1126/science.1245809

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  • Properties of spatial cell types in crawling and flying bats.

    (A) (Left) Color-coded two-dimensional firing-rate map, with peak rate indicated, of a single grid cell recorded from the MEC of a crawling bat. (Middle) Raw local field potential trace recorded from the MEC of a crawling bat showing a single intermittent theta-bout (top: 20-s trace; bottom: 7-s zoom-in). (Right) Power-spectrum of a single grid-cell spike-train autocorrelogram showing no power in the theta frequency range (5 to 11 Hz, highlighted in red). (B) (Left) Illustration of a bat flying with the custom-made telemetry system, drawn to scale [Illustration: S. Kaufman]. (Middle) Color-coded three-dimensional firing-rate map, with peak rate indicated, of a single 3D place cell recorded from the hippocampus of a freely flying bat. (Right) All place fields (individual colored convex hulls) recorded from the hippocampus of a single bat. Figures in (A) and (B) are adopted from (8) and (14), respectively.

  • Eppendorf and Science are pleased to present the prize-winning essay by Michael M. Yartsev, the 2013 winner of the Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology.

  • CREDIT: ARTHUR COHEN PHOTOGRAPHY
  • CREDIT: COURTESY OF DANIEL BENDOR
  • CREDIT: GEORDIE WOOD

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