Category: Brain-Inspired Navigation

How to learn accurate path integration in ring attractor models of the head direction system?

Pantelis VafidisDavid OwaldTiziano D’AlbisRichard Kempter (2022) Learning accurate path integration in ring attractor models of the head direction system eLife 11:e69841. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.69841

Abstract
“Ring attractor models for angular path integration have received strong experimental support. To function as integrators, head

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How to enable robots navigate based on experiences and predictive map inspired by spatial cognition in the brain?

D. Liu, Z. Lyu, Q. Zou, X. Bian, M. Cong and Y. Du, “Robotic Navigation Based on Experiences and Predictive Map Inspired by Spatial Cognition,” in IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2022.3155614.

Abstract:
“Humans and animals have environmental …

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How visual landmarks are integrated into a framework that supports the neural encoding of landmark-based orientation?

Patrick A. LaChance, Jalina Graham, Benjamin L. Shapiro, Ashlyn J. Morris, Jeffrey S. Taube. Landmark-modulated directional coding in postrhinal cortex. SCIENCE ADVANCES, 28 Jan 2022, Vol 8, Issue 4.  DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abg8404

Abstract
Visual landmarks can anchor an animal’s

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How hippocampal ensembles combine multimodal sensory cues?

Dustin Fetterhoff, Andrey Sobolev, Christian Leibold. Graded remapping of hippocampal ensembles under sensory conflicts. Cell Reports, Volume 36, Issue 11, 2021.

Summary
Hippocampal place cells are thought to constitute a cognitive map of space derived from multimodal sensory

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Whether humans represent a curved surface by building a dimension-reduced flattened 2D map or a full 3D map?

Misun Kim, Christian F. Doeller. Adaptive cognitive maps for curved surfaces in the 3D world.  

Abstract
“Terrains in a 3D world can be undulating. Yet, most prior research has exclusively investigated spatial representations on a …

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How does the brain encode angular and linear velocity?

Davide Spalla, Alessandro Treves, Charlotte N. Boccara. Angular and Linear Speed Cells in the Parahippocampal Circuits. bioRxiv 2021.01.28.428631; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.28.428631

Abstract
An essential role of the hippocampal region is to integrate information to compute and update representations. …

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How can spatial navigation research in neuroscience and AI advance both fields significantly?

Bermudez-Contreras E, Clark BJ and Wilber A (2020) The Neuroscience of Spatial Navigation and the Relationship to Artificial IntelligenceFront. Comput. Neurosci. 14:63. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2020.00063

Abstract

“Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and neuroscience are impressive. In AI, this …

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