X marks the spot: Imaging study in mice sheds light on how the brain draws a map to a destination

Microscopic image of cells in the CA1 region of the hippocampus, divided into two sublayers. Cells in the superficial layer are stained red, while cells in the deep sublayer are stained in cyan (greenish-blue). In new research performed in mice, researchers in the laboratory of Attila Losonczy have defined the precise role that these two sublayers play in guiding the mouse to where it wants to go — thus shedding light on a key feature of the brain’s internal GPS. Credit: Nathan Danielson/Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Columbia scientists have uncovered a key feature of the brain’s GPS that helps a mouse find what it is seeking. The study enabled scientists to define the precise duties of cells in a particular region of the hippocampus, the brain’s learning…


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