Do presubiculum and the media entorhinal cortex use common or distinct mechanisms to represent space? (PhD)

My project will use experimental techniques to investigate the connectivity of presubiculum and layer 2 of the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC). In both of these regions place cells have been identified, but it is not clear what is the relationship between the two populations. It is possible that they develop independently from each other or that one inherits its spatial firing pattern from the other population. I will use optogenetic techniques and patch clamp recordings to gain a better understanding of the origin of place cells in these regions.

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