Are direction selective cells just normal HTM cells?

So, I heard there are some experiments where they probed a cat’s visual cortex and found lots of motion selective cells, I was wondering what it could mean and just come to the realization that the cells in the temporal memory are perfect for learning and encoding motion.

If a cell will only fires if another specific cell has fired previously in the vicinity, thats it… a simple motion detector.

Okay, that would not be surprising at all since motion is just change over time, which is basically what the HTM is made to learn, but that could mean that in the beginning of cortex evolution, the first time an HTM appeared might not have been to learn sequences, maybe it was just a very good way to encode a moving stimulus.