Category: 3D Spatial Representation

How does the brain encode abstract state-space representations in high-dimensional environments?

Cross L, Cockburn J, Yue Y, O’Doherty JP. Using deep reinforcement learning to reveal how the brain encodes abstract state-space representations in high-dimensional environments. Neuron. 2020 Dec 7:S0896-6273(20)30899-0. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.11.021.

In Brief
Cross et al. scanned humans playing

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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 rats navigate in three-dimensional volumetric environments?

Selim Jedidi-Ayoub, Karyna Mishchanchuk, Anyi Liu, Sophie Renaudineau, Éléonore Duvelle & Roddy M. Grieves. Volumetric spatial behaviour in rats reveals the anisotropic organisation of navigation. Anim Cogn (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-020-01432-w

Abstract
“We investigated how access to the vertical dimension influences …

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How can 3D head orienting movements be encoded in the primary visual cortex?

Grigori Guitchounts, Javier Masís, Steffen B.E. Wolff, David Cox. Encoding of 3D Head Orienting Movements in the Primary Visual Cortex. Neuron, August 11, 2020, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2020.07.014

Summary
Animals actively sample the sensory world by generating complex patterns of movement

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How does the mouse brain encode 3D compass?

Dora E. Angelaki, Julia Ng, Amada M. Abrego, Henry X. Cham, Eftihia K. Asprodini, J. David Dickman & Jean Laurens . A gravity-based three-dimensional compass in the mouse brainNat Commun 11, 1855 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15566-5

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“Gravity sensing provides …

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How does the brain maintain a proper sense of 3D orientation relative to both local and global cues in 3D navigation?

Patrick A. LaChance, Julie R. Dumont, Pelin Ozel, Jennifer L. Marcroft, Jeffrey S. Taube. Commutative Properties of Head Direction Cells During Locomotion in 3D: Are All Routes Equal? Journal of Neuroscience 3 March 2020, 2789-19; DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2789-19.2020

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Navigation

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How to unlock the secrets of three-dimensional navigation in the brains of bats?

Ziying Fu, Jia Tang, Qicai Chen. Neuroscientists are questing to unlock the secrets of three-dimensional navigation in the brains of bats. In Journal of Chinese Science Bulletin, Dec 13, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1360/TB-2019-0404.

Abstract
Unlocking the secrets of spatial orientation

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