PLACE CELLS

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neurons within the hippocampus which fire selectively whenever an animal is in a specific spatial place or progressing toward such place.

PLACE CELLS: "The place cells have been dyed blue for better visual inspection under a microscope."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PLACE CELLS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/place-cells/ (accessed August 17, 2022).

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