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Grid Cells, Place Cells, and Spatial Learning

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The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to the discoveries of neurons that enable navigation and spatial memory capacity: grid cells and place cells.

Which of the following is FALSE?

A

Grid cells are found in the lateral entorhinal cortex, and they fire at locations that form a hexagonal pattern.

B

The spacing between firing locations in the grid cell hexagons increases from dorsal to ventral.

C

Grid cells send entorhinal spatial input to place cells.

D

Place cells are a type of hippocampal neurons that fire at a specific location in space.