Category: 3D Navigation

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.

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Unlocking the secrets of spatial orientation

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How do desert ants perform path integration in a three-dimensional world?

Ronacher, B. Path integration in a three-dimensional world: the case of desert ants. J Comp Physiol A (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00359-020-01401-1

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Desert ants use path integration to return from foraging excursions on a shortcut way to their nests. …

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How do 3D place cells represent 3D volumetric space in rats?

Roddy M. Grieves, Selim Jedidi-Ayoub, Karyna Mishchanchuk, Anyi Liu, Sophie Renaudineau & Kate J. Jeffery. The place-cell representation of volumetric space in rats. Nat Commun 11, 789 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-14611-7

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“Place cells are spatially modulated neurons found in the …

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Neural-inspired Sparse Sensing and Control for Agile Flight

MURI Project: Neural-inspired Sparse Sensing and Control for Agile Flight

“Researchers from the University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been awarded a 2019 multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) award from the Air Force

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How the 3D Head Orienting Movements are encoded in Primary Visual Cortex?

Grigori Guitchounts, Javier Alejandro Masis, Steffen B.E. Wolff, David Cox. Encoding of 3D Head Orienting Movements in Primary Visual Cortex. bioRxiv 2020.01.16.909473; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.01.16.909473

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

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How to use bioinspired sonar reflectors as guiding beacons for autonomous navigation

Ralph Simon, Stefan Rupitsch, Markus Baumann, Huan Wu, Herbert Peremans, Jan Steckel. Bioinspired sonar reflectors as guiding beacons for autonomous navigation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jan 2020, 201909890; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1909890117

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“Artificial landmarks are widely used …

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