Data from: Visual landmarks sharpen grid cell metric and confer context specificity to neurons of the medial entorhinal cortex

José Antonio Pérez-Escobar, Olga Kornienko, Patrick Latuske, Laura Kohler & Kevin Allen
Neurons of the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) provide spatial representations critical for navigation. In this network, the periodic firing fields of grid cells act as a metric element for position. The location of the grid firing fields depends on interactions between self-motion information, geometrical properties of the environment and nonmetric contextual cues. Here, we test whether visual information, including nonmetric contextual cues, also regulates the firing rate of MEC neurons. Removal of visual landmarks caused...
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