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The parietal association cortex of the rat

DOI: 10.4067/S0716-97602008000400002

Keywords: association cortex, spatial navigation, visual cortex.

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spatial cognition is a complex higher function in mammals and is involved in a variety of tasks that can be explored in the laboratory. in this review we will discuss the role of the posterior parietal/anteromedial cortex of rodents, also known as the parietal association cortex, and the hippocampal formation in spatial navigation. we will also discuss other higher associational functions of the posterior parietal/anteromedial cortex as they relate to dr. pinto-hamuy's contribution to understanding behavioral functions.


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