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Interactions between stimulus and response types are more strongly represented in the entorhinal cortex than in its upstream regions in rats

  1. Eun-Hye Park
  2. Jae-Rong Ahn
  3. Inah Lee  Is a corresponding author
  1. Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
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Cite this article as: eLife 2017;6:e32657 doi: 10.7554/eLife.32657

Abstract

Previously we reported results which suggested that response types are critical in dissociating the lateral entorhinal cortex (LEC) from the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) in a scene memory task (Yoo and Lee, 2017). Here, we investigated whether the perirhinal cortex (PER) and postrhinal cortex (POR), the upstream regions of the LEC and MEC, respectively, could be dissociated similarly. We conducted four tasks by combining different stimulus and response types. Our results suggest that the PER is important whenever object recognition is required and, together with prior findings, imply that PER-LEC networks are essential in goal-directed interactions with objects. The POR appears critical for recognizing visual scenes and may play key roles in scene-based navigation together with the MEC. The relative lack of functional dissociation between stimulus and response types at the PER-POR level suggests that actions conditioned on the recognition of external stimuli may be uniquely represented from the EC.

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  1. Eun-Hye Park

    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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  2. Jae-Rong Ahn

    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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  3. Inah Lee

    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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National Research Foundation of Korea (2015M3C7A1031969)

  • Inah Lee

National Research Foundation of Korea (2016R1A2B4008692)

  • Inah Lee

National Research Foundation of Korea (2017M3C7A1029661)

  • Inah Lee

National Research Foundation of Korea (5286-2014100 (BK21+ program))

  • Inah Lee

The funders had no role in study design, data collection and interpretation, or the decision to submit the work for publication.

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Animal experimentation: All of the animals were handled according to approved institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) protocols of the Seoul National University (SNU-120925-1-7). All surgery was performed under isoflurane anesthesia, and every effort was made to minimize suffering.

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  1. Geoffrey Schoenbaum, NIDA, United States

Publication history

  1. Received: October 10, 2017
  2. Accepted: December 22, 2017
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: December 27, 2017 (version 1)
  4. Version of Record published: January 17, 2018 (version 2)

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© 2017, Park et al.

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