Category: Spatial Cognition

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.

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Cross et al. scanned humans playing

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How do hippocampal place cells support spatial navigation and memory?

Nick T.M. Robinson, Lucie A.L. Descamps, Lloyd E. Russell, Moritz O. Buchholz, Brendan A. Bicknell, Georgy K. Antonov, Joanna Y.N. Lau, Rebecca Nutbrown, Christoph Schmidt-Hieber, Michael Häusser. Targeted Activation of Hippocampal Place Cells Drives Memory-Guided Spatial Behavior. Cell, 2020, …

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Whether do the dorsal CA1 place cells of rats encode environmental connectivity?

Éléonore Duvelle, Roddy M Grieves, Anyi Liu, Selim Jedidi-Ayoub, Joanna Holeniewska, Adam Harris, Nils Nyberg, Francesco Donnarumma, Julie M. Lefort, Kate J. Jeffery, Christopher Summerfield, Giovanni Pezzulo, Hugo J. Spiers. Hippocampal place cells encode global location but not changes in

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How does the brain navigate 2D semantic spaces?

Simone Viganò, Valerio Rubino, Antonio Di Soccio, Marco Buiatti, Manuela Piazza. Multiple spatial codes for navigating 2-D semantic spaces. bioRxiv 2020.07.16.205955; doi:

When mammals navigate in the physical environment, specific neurons such as grid-cells, head-direction cells,

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How do humans navigate with stereo olfaction?

Yuli Wu, Kepu Chen, Yuting Ye, Tao Zhang, Wen Zhou. Humans navigate with stereo olfaction.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jul 2020, 117 (27) 16065-16071; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2004642117

The human brain exploits subtle differences between the

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How are grid cells modulated by local head direction?

Gerlei, K., Passlack, J., Hawes, I. et al. Grid cells are modulated by local head directionNat Commun 11, 4228 (2020).

Grid and head direction codes represent cognitive spaces for navigation and memory. Pure grid …

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How do place cells and grid cells represent position across multiple environments with joint attractor dynamics?

Agmon, Haggai, and Yoram Burak. “A theory of joint attractor dynamics in the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex accounts for artificial remapping and grid cell field-to-field variability.” eLife 9 (2020): e56894.

The representation of position in

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