The big picture: Mouse memory cells are about experience, not place

When it comes to memory, it’s more than just ‘location, location, location.’ New research suggests that the brain doesn’t store all memories in ‘place cells,’ the main type of neuron in the hippocampus, a structure crucial for navigation and memory. Instead, memories seem to be powered by a subset of hippocampal cells that have little to do with location and more with context or episodes.