Save, E., Poucet, B., Foreman, N. and Thinus-Blanc, C. (1998). The contribution of the associative parietal cortex and hippocampus to spatial processing in rodents. Psychobiology, 26, 153-161.
A growing volume of data supports the notion that
the Associative Parietal Cortex (APC) in rodents plays an important role
in the processing of spatial information. The present paper reviews the
literature and available data, emphasizing the respective contribution
of the APC and the hippocampus to spatial processing. It is proposed that
the APC has a function of interfacing between the egocentric and allocentric
coding of space. According to this view, the APC would associate visual-spatial
and internal movement-related information and thus would mediate the integration
of multiple egocentric frames of reference into allocentric spatial representations.
The allocentric coding of space would be completed and implemented in the