Category: Spatial Cognition

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

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

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Whether speed and head direction signals provide invariant self-motion signals across environments or change their coding in response to metric changes to the environment

Munn, Robert GK, Caitlin S. Mallory, Kiah Hardcastle, Dane M. Chetkovich, and Lisa M. Giocomo. Entorhinal velocity signals reflect environmental geometry. Nat Neurosci (2020) doi:10.1038/s41593-019-0562-5

Abstract
“The entorhinal cortex contains neurons that represent self-location, including grid cells that fire …

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How an ant navigates the desert?

Rüdiger Wehner. Desert Navigator: The Journey of an Ant [M]. Harvard University Press, 2020.

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“A world-renowned researcher of animal behavior reveals the extraordinary orienteering skills of desert ants, offering a thrilling account of the sophisticated ways insects

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How the head direction circuit is integrated within the spatial navigation system?

Peyrache, Adrien, Adrian J. Duszkiewicz, Guillaume Viejo, and Sandybel Angeles-Duran. “Thalamocortical processing of the head-direction sense.” Progress in neurobiology (2019): 101693.

Abstract
“Our thoughts and sensations are examples of cognitive processes that emerge from the collective activity of …

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What’s the neural basis of predictive pursuit?

Yoo, S.B.M., Tu, J.C., Piantadosi, S.T. et al. The neural basis of predictive pursuit. Nat Neurosci (2020) doi:10.1038/s41593-019-0561-6

Abstract
It remains unclear whether and, if so, how nonhuman animals make on-the-fly predictions during pursuit. Here we used …

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How humans track their location?

Harootonian, Sevan, Robert C. Wilson, Lukáš Hejtmánek, Elijah Ziskin, and Arne Ekstrom. “Path integration in large-scale space and with novel geometries: Comparing Vector Addition and Encoding-Error Models.” bioRxiv (2019): 809012.

Abstract
Path integration is thought to rely

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Whether self‐reported navigation ability is related to information transfer between optic flow‐sensitive (OF‐sensitive) cortical regions and regions important to navigation during environmental spatial tasks?

Zajac, Lauren, Heather Burte, Holly A. Taylor, and Ronald Killiany. “Self‐reported navigation ability is associated with optic flow‐sensitive regions’ functional connectivity patterns during visual path integration.” Brain and behavior 9, no. 4 (2019): e01236.

Abstract
Introduction
“Spatial navigation …

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