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The ability to represent their surrounding space is crucial for most evolved animals, and is at the core of their ability to navigate their environment, looking out for food, shelter, or other forms of behaviorally-relevant locations. Building blocks for this fundamental function have been discovered progressively within the last decades as place, grid, border, and head-direction cells were revealed in different cortical regions.
Recent evidence indicates that this place system does not merely represent a simple code for space. Indeed, plasticity in the cortical map for space is related to path integration processes, behavioral flexibility, coding of goal location, route planning (through VTE processes), etc. As such, this space system also sheds light on how cortical networks contribute to the encoding, consolidation, and retrieval of event memories.
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