A few months ago I saw a TV science program about the brain which had a
brief scene describing an experiment where an electrode was implanted in a
single neuron in the hippocampus of a rat. Every time the rat passed over
a particular location in a maze, this neuron would fire (or increase it's
Unfortunately I didn't note the name of researcher, and I'm not even sure
of the name of the TV program. I think it was Discover or a National
Also, unfortunately, I haven't had much luck in finding a citation.
If anyone is familiar with the experiment I described, I sure would
appreciate it if you could supply me with a reference.
ken at holonet.net