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Spatial view cells are neurons in primates' hippocampus which fire when the animal views a specific part of an environment[1]. They are related to place cells and head direction cells. Spatial view cells differ from place cells, since they are not localized in space. They also differ from head direction cells since they don't represent a global orientation (like a compass), but the direction towards a specific object.


  1. Georges-Francois P, Rolls ET, Robertson RG (1999) "Spatial view cells in the primate hippocampus: allocentric view not head direction or eye position or place" in Cerebral Cortex Volume 9(3) pages 197-212. Entrez PubMed 10355900
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