Dec 16, 2020
Hippocampal neurons replay learning-related episodes
Our member Dr. Sasaki and his colleagues demonstrated that that hippocampal neurons preferentially represented salient reward-related locations as rats learned a new navigational strategy. They found that hippocampal neurons even replayed an optimized behavioral strategy that had never been performed by the animals. Their results suggest prioritized replays of significant experiences on a predictive map by hippocampal neurons.
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, in press
Hideyoshi Igata, Yuji Ikegaya, Takuya Sasaki*
Prioritized experience replays on a hippocampal predictive map for learning
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 21, 258-269, February 2020