" ...Here we present a novel model for the emergence of gridlike firing patterns that stands on two key hypotheses: (1) spatial information in GCs is provided from PC activity and (2) grid fields result from a combined synaptic plasticity mechanism involving inhibitory and excitatory neurons mediating the connections between PCs and GCs. ..."
Model Type: Realistic Network; Neuron or other electrically excitable cell; Synapse
Region(s) or Organism(s): Hippocampus; Entorhinal cortex
Model Concept(s): Synaptic Plasticity; Rate-coding model neurons; Place cell/field; Grid cell
Simulation Environment: MATLAB
Implementer(s): Aguiar, Paulo [pauloaguiar at fc.up.pt]
Castro L, Aguiar P. (2014). A feedforward model for the formation of a grid field where spatial information is provided solely from place cells. Biological cybernetics 108 [PubMed]