Understanding the Brain

Border cell (brain)

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Border cells are entorhinal neurons that are border-sensitive, reacting when a border is present in the proximal environment. Cells with such firing characteristics were predicted by Neil Burgess in 2000, and detected in December 2008, according to a single report by the group of scientists that had discovered the grid cells in 2005.[1] According to authors, border cells comprise about 10% of local population, being intermingled with grid cells and head-direction cells in the medial entorhinal cortex and para-subiculum.

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  1. Solstad T, Boccara CN, Kropff E, Moser MB, Moser EI (December 2008). "Representation of geometric borders in the entorhinal cortex". Science 322 (5909): 1865–8. doi:10.1126/science.1166466. PMID 19095945. 

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