Category: Neural Basis of Navigation

How does the brain represent the location of oneself and others in shared environments?

Stangl, M., Topalovic, U., Inman, C.S. et al. Boundary-anchored neural mechanisms of location-encoding for self and others. Nature (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-03073-y

Abstract
Everyday tasks in social settings require humans to encode neural representations of not only their own spatial

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How to implement sensory processing, learning, and motor control using a biologically spiking neural network model of the flying insect mushroom body?

Hannes Rapp, Martin Paul Nawrot. A spiking neural program for sensorimotor control during foraging in flying insects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov 2020, 117 (45) 28412-28421; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2009821117

Significance

Living organisms demonstrate remarkable abilities in

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How does the brain integrate self-motion and goals adaptively?

Andrew S. Alexander, Janet C. Tung, G. William Chapman, Laura E. Shelley, Michael E. Hasselmo, Douglas A. Nitz. Adaptive integration of self-motion and goals in posterior parietal cortexbioRxiv 2020.12.19.423589; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.19.423589

Abstract
Animals engage in a variety

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How does the monkey brain represent what and when conjunctively during anassociative memory task?

Cruzado NA, Tiganj Z, Brincat SL, Miller EK, Howard MW. Conjunctive representation of what and when in monkey hippocampus and lateral prefrontal cortex during an associative memory task. Hippocampus. 2020 Dec;30(12):1332-1346. doi: 10.1002/hipo.23282.

Abstract
Adaptive memory requires the

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How to build a fully automated bat flight environment for studying 3D navigation in flying bats?

Genzel D, Yartsev MM. The fully automated bat (FAB) flight room: A human-free environment for studying navigation in flying bats and its initial application to the retrosplenial cortex. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2020 Oct:108970. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2020.108970.

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Bats can

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How do entorhinal grid cells represent volumetric (three-dimensional) space?

Roddy M. Grieves, Selim Jedidi-Ayoub, Karyna Mishchanchuk, Anyi Liu, Sophie Renaudineau, Éléonore Duvelle, Kate J. Jeffery. Grid cell firing fields in a volumetric space. bioRxiv 2020.12.06.413542; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.06.413542

Abstract
“We investigated how entorhinal grid cells represent volumetric (three-dimensional) space

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How does path integration operate at a neural level in humans?

Arnold, Aiden EG, Ford Burles, Signe Bray, Richard M. Levy, and Giuseppe Iaria. “Differential neural network configuration during human path integration.” Frontiers in human neuroscience 8 (2014): 263.

Abstract

Path integration is a fundamental skill for navigation

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