Coding and learning of behavioral sequences
A major challenge to understanding behavior is how the nervous system allows the learning of behavioral sequences that may occur over arbitrary time scales, ranging from milliseconds up to seconds using a fixed millisecond learning rule. In this article, we describe some potential solutions, and then, we focus on a study by Mehta M.R. et al, which may contribute towards solving this puzzle. They discovered that an experience-dependent asymmetric shape of hippocampal receptive fields combined with oscillatory inhibition can serve to map behavioral sequences on a fixed time scale.