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Mammalian Brain Knows Where It's At
December 5, 2012
A new study in the journal Neuron suggests that the brain uses a different region than neuroscientists had thought, to associate objects and locations in the space around an individual. Knowing where this fundamental process occurs could help treat disease and brain injury, as well as inform basic understanding of how the brain supports memory and guides behavior.
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