Category: 3D Navigation

How does the hippocampus of flying owls encode 3D space?

Arpit Agarwal, Ayelet Sarel, Dori Derdikman, Nachum Ulanovsky, Yoram Gutfreund. Spatial coding in the hippocampus of flying owls. bioRxiv 2021.10.24.465553; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.10.24.465553

Abstract
“The elucidation of spatial coding in the hippocampus requires exploring diverse animal species. While robust place-cells …

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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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Whether humans represent a curved surface by building a dimension-reduced flattened 2D map or a full 3D map?

Misun Kim, Christian F. Doeller. Adaptive cognitive maps for curved surfaces in the 3D world.  

Abstract
“Terrains in a 3D world can be undulating. Yet, most prior research has exclusively investigated spatial representations on a …

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How do 3D grid cells represent 3D space?

Gily Ginosar, Johnatan Aljadeff, Yoram Burak, Haim Sompolinsky, Liora Las & Nachum Ulanovsky. Locally ordered representation of 3D space in the entorhinal cortexNature (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03783-x

Abstract
“As animals navigate on a two-dimensional surface, neurons in the medial entorhinal …

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How entorhinal grid cells encode volumetric space?

Grieves, R.M., Jedidi-Ayoub, S., Mishchanchuk, K. et al. Irregular distribution of grid cell firing fields in rats exploring a 3D volumetric space. Nat Neurosci (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-021-00907-4

Abstract
We investigated how entorhinal grid cells encode volumetric space. On a …

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How does the hippocampus represent 3D space in past, present and future?

Nicholas M. Dotson and Michael M. Yartsev. Nonlocal spatiotemporal representation in the hippocampus of freely flying bats. SCIENCE 09 JUL 2021 : 242-247

“The neural code for 3D map–based navigation in area CA1 of bats forms a continuum through …

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How animals sense Earth’s magnetic field and use it as a compass to determine their spatial orientation?

Xu, J., Jarocha, L.E., Zollitsch, T. et al. Magnetic sensitivity of cryptochrome 4 from a migratory songbird. Nature 594, 535–540 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03618-9

Abstract
Night-migratory songbirds are remarkably proficient navigators1. Flying alone and often over great distances, they …

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