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    1. Neuroscience

    Structural development and dorsoventral maturation of the medial entorhinal cortex

    Saikat Ray, Michael Brecht
    The medial entorhinal cortex is important for spatial memory formation and matures from dorsal, where smaller spatial-scales are represented, to ventral, where larger spatial-scales are represented.
    1. Neuroscience

    Shared rhythmic subcortical GABAergic input to the entorhinal cortex and presubiculum

    Tim James Viney et al.
    GABAergic parvalbumin-expressing 'orchid cells' of the medial septum selectively target GABAergic neurons in connected extra-hippocampal areas of the mouse, providing rhythmically bursting inhibitory input at the peak of hippocampal 5-12 Hz theta oscillatory cycles.
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    Visual landmarks sharpen grid cell metric and confer context specificity to neurons of the medial entorhinal cortex

    José Antonio Pérez-Escobar et al.
    The firing rate of MEC neurons conveys information about visual landmarks.
    1. Neuroscience

    A map of abstract relational knowledge in the human hippocampal–entorhinal cortex

    Mona M Garvert et al.
    Map-like organisations of relational knowledge can be extracted from the hippocampal-entorhinal system in situations where relationships are non-spatial rather than spatial, discrete rather than continuous, and unavailable to conscious awareness.
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    Phasic and tonic neuron ensemble codes for stimulus-environment conjunctions in the lateral entorhinal cortex

    Maryna Pilkiw et al.
    Neuron populations in the lateral entorhinal cortex discriminate between memory-based contexts through both continuous "tonic" activity patterns as well as by their stimulus-evoked "phasic" responses.
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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

    Eun-Hye Park et al.
    Goal-directed interaction with objects and spatial navigation are subserved by the perirhinal-lateral entorhinal networks and the postrhinal-medial entorhinal networks, respectively, with action-based functional differentiation more strongly represented in the entorhinal cortex than its upstream.
    1. Neuroscience

    Navigation: Shedding light on stellate cells

    Andrew S Alexander, Michael E Hasselmo
    The relationship between grid cells and two types of neurons found in the medial entorhinal cortex has been clarified.
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    Velocity coupling of grid cell modules enables stable embedding of a low dimensional variable in a high dimensional neural attractor

    Noga Mosheiff, Yoram Burak
    The neural representation of position in the medial entorhinal cortex may be stabilized by synaptic connectivity across modules, which enforces coherent updates in their states.
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    Noise promotes independent control of gamma oscillations and grid firing within recurrent attractor networks

    Lukas Solanka et al.
    Random fluctuations in neuronal firing may enable a single brain region, the medial entorhinal cortex, to perform distinct roles in cognition (by generating gamma waves) and spatial navigation (by producing a grid cell map).