Category: Neural Basis of Navigation

What’s the mechanism of spatial periodic computation of hippocampus-entorhinal circuit in navigation?

Bo Zhang, Jia Liu. The spatial periodic computation of hippocampus-entorhinal circuit in navigation. bioRxiv 2022.01.29.478346; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.01.29.478346

Summary
“To achieve the computational goal of navigating in both physical and mental spaces, human brain employs a cognitive map constructed by …

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What’s the mechanisms and function of grid cells in cognition?

Ling L. Dong, and Ila R. Fiete. Grid Cells in Cognition: Mechanisms and Function. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 2024. 47:345–68. 

Abstract

“The activity patterns of grid cells form distinctively regular triangular lattices over the explored spatial environment and are …

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How hippocampal activity encodes numerous memories of specific events in life?

Selmaan N. Chettih,Emily L. Mackevicius,Stephanie Hale,Dmitriy Aronov. Barcoding of episodic memories in the hippocampus of a food-caching bird. Cell, March 29, 2024.  DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2024.02.032

Summary
The hippocampus is critical for episodic memory. Although hippocampal activity represents place and …

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How egocentric coding properties arise from its presynaptic inputs, and how egocentric cells represent items across different behavioral contexts?

Cheng, Ning, Qiqi Dong, Zhen Zhang, Li Wang, Xiaojing Chen, and Cheng Wang. “Egocentric processing of items in spines, dendrites, and somas in the retrosplenial cortex.” Neuron (2023).

Summary
“Egocentric representations of external items are essential for spatial …

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How the medial entorhinal cortex develops during learning and influences memory?

Malone, T.J., Tien, NW., Ma, Y. et al. A consistent map in the medial entorhinal cortex supports spatial memoryNat Commun 15, 1457 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-45853-4

Abstract
The medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) is hypothesized to function as a

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How place cells use environmental cues to resolve the ambiguity of arotationally symmetric environment?

Cheng, Han Yin, Dorothy W. Overington, and Kate J. Jeffery. “A configural context signal simultaneously but separably drives positioning and orientation of hippocampal place fields.” Hippocampus 34.2 (2024): 73-87.

Abstract
Effective self-localization requires that the brain can

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How to convert an allocentric goal into an egocentric steering signal?

Mussells Pires, P., Zhang, L., Parache, V. et al. Converting an allocentric goal into an egocentric steering signal. Nature (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-07006-3

Abstract
“Neuronal signals that are relevant for spatial navigation have been described in many species1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. However, a circuit-level

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