The place preference task: a new tool for studying the relation between behavior and place cell activity in rats

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_76079C09A3EE
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The place preference task: a new tool for studying the relation between behavior and place cell activity in rats
Périodique
Behavioral Neuroscience
Auteur(s)
Rossier J., Kaminsky Y., Schenk F., Bures J.
ISSN
0735-7044 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
04/2000
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
114
Numéro
2
Pages
273-84
Langue
anglais
Notes
Journal Article Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't --- Old month value: Apr
Résumé
This study describes a task that combines random searching with goal directed navigation. The testing was conducted on a circular elevated open field (80 cm in diameter), with an unmarked target area (20 cm in diameter) in the center of 1 of the 4 quadrants. Whenever the rat entered the target area, the computerized tracking system released a pellet to a random point on the open field. Rats were able to learn the task under light and in total darkness, and on a stable or a rotating arena. Visual information was important in light, but idiothetic information became crucial in darkness. Learning of a new position was quicker under light than in total darkness on a rotating arena. The place preference task should make it possible to study place cells (PCs) when the rats use an allothetic (room frame) or idiothetic (arena frame) representation of space and to compare the behavioral response with the PCs' activity.
Mots-clé
Animals Brain Mapping Choice Behavior/*physiology Dark Adaptation Hippocampus/*physiology Locomotion/physiology Male Mental Recall *Motivation *Orientation Problem Solving/physiology Pyramidal Cells/*physiology Rats Rats, Long-Evans Social Environment Visual Perception/physiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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