|Authors||T. Stöber, A. Lehr, T. Hafting, A. Kumar and M. Fyhn|
|Title||Selective neuromodulation and mutual inhibition within the CA3-CA2 system can prioritize sequences for replay|
|Project(s)||Department of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Keywords||CA2, CA3, consolidation, hippocampus, sequence prioritization|
To make optimal use of previous experiences, important neural activity sequences must be prioritized during hippocampal replay. Integrating insights about the interplay between CA3 and CA2, we propose a conceptual framework that allows the two regions to control which sequences are reactivated. We suggest that neuromodulatory‐gated plasticity and mutual inhibition enable discrete assembly sequences in both regions to support each other while suppressing competing sequences. This perspective provides a coherent interpretation for a variety of seemingly disconnected functional properties of CA2 and paves the way for a more general understanding of CA2.