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Learning and Place Cells Remapping

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Research on place cells in the hippocampus won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. These neurons not only create an internal map for the environment, but they can also remap when encountering a new environment.

In general, remapping is the simultaneous rearrangement of a large number of place cells when an animal is in different environments.

Which of the following statements about remapping are true? Select ALL that apply.

A

Remapping can be triggered by changing the wall color of animal’s arena.

B

Remapping is learned and it takes at least a few hours.

C

Once remapping is established, it can be stable over time.

D

Remapping can be triggered by drugs that disrupt spatial memory.