Category: Neural Basis of Navigation

How the macaque hippocampal formation represents 3D space?

Mao, Dun, Eric Avila, Baptiste Caziot, Jean Laurens, J. David Dickman, and Dora E. Angelaki. “Spatial modulation of hippocampal activity in freely moving macaques.” Neuron (2021) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2021.09.032 

Summary
The hippocampal formation is linked to spatial navigation, but

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How Do We Find Our Way?

Moser M (2021) How Do We Find Our Way? Grid Cells in the Brain. Front. Young Minds. 9:678725. doi: 10.3389/frym.2021.678725

ABSTRACT
Navigation in the environment, getting from one place to another, is one of the most fundamental and

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What are the spatial and temporal scales of brain-wide neuronal activity, and how do activities at different scales interact?

Evan S Schaffer, Neeli Mishra, Matthew R Whiteway, Wenze Li, Michelle B Vancura, Jason Freedman, Kripa B Patel, Venkatakaushik Voleti, Liam Paninski, Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, LF Abbott, Richard Axel. Flygenvectors: The spatial and temporal structure of neural activity across

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How the time is encoded in rat dorsolateral striatum?

Alessandro Toso, Sebastian Reinartz, Francesca Pulecchi, Mathew E. Diamond. Time coding in rat dorsolateral striatum. Neuron, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2021.08.020.

Summary
To assess the role of dorsolateral striatum (DLS) in time coding, we recorded neuronal activity in rats tasked with

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How the insect central complex could coordinate multimodal navigation?

Xuelong Sun, Shigang Yue, Michael Mangan. How the insect central complex could coordinate multimodal navigation. bioRxiv 2021.08.18.456777; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.18.456777

Abstract
“The central complex of the insect midbrain is thought to coordinate insect guidance strategies. Computational models can account for …

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How do the neurons in rat retrosplenial cortex encode environment symmetry?

Ningyu Zhang, Roddy M Grieves, Kate J Jeffery. Environment symmetry drives a multidirectional code in rat retrosplenial cortex. bioRxiv 2021.08.22.457261; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.22.457261

Abstract
A class of neurons showing bidirectional tuning in a two-compartment environment was recently discovered in …

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How does the human brain encode egocentric spatial maps?

Lukas Kunz, Armin Brandt, Peter C. Reinacher, Bernhard P. Staresina, Eric T. Reifenstein, Christoph T. Weidemann, Nora A. Herweg, Ansh Patel, Melina Tsitsiklis, Richard Kempter, Michael J. Kahana, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Joshua Jacobs. A neural code for egocentric spatial maps in

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