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Odor supported place cell model and goal navigation in rodents. / Tamosiunaite, Minija; Kulvicius, Tomas; Ainge, James; Dudchenko, Paul; Woergoetter, Florentin.

In: Journal of Computational Neuroscience, Vol. 25, 12.2008, p. 481-500.

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Tamosiunaite, M, Kulvicius, T, Ainge, J, Dudchenko, P & Woergoetter, F 2008, 'Odor supported place cell model and goal navigation in rodents', Journal of Computational Neuroscience, vol. 25, pp. 481-500. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10827-008-0090-x

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Tamosiunaite, M., Kulvicius, T., Ainge, J., Dudchenko, P., & Woergoetter, F. (2008). Odor supported place cell model and goal navigation in rodents. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 25, 481-500. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10827-008-0090-x

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Tamosiunaite M, Kulvicius T, Ainge J, Dudchenko P, Woergoetter F. Odor supported place cell model and goal navigation in rodents. Journal of Computational Neuroscience. 2008 Dec;25:481-500. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10827-008-0090-x

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Tamosiunaite, Minija ; Kulvicius, Tomas ; Ainge, James ; Dudchenko, Paul ; Woergoetter, Florentin. / Odor supported place cell model and goal navigation in rodents. In: Journal of Computational Neuroscience. 2008 ; Vol. 25. pp. 481-500.

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