Category: Spatial Cognition

How the cortical circuits integrate vestibular and visual cues for navigation, visual processing, and perception?

Sepiedeh Keshavarzi, Mateo Velez-Fort, and Troy W. Margrie. Cortical Integration of Vestibular and Visual Cues for Navigation, Visual Processing, and Perception. Annual Review of Neuroscience, Vol. 46:301-320, July 2023.

“Despite increasing evidence of its involvement in several …

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How environment geometry influence on subiculum boundary vector cells?

Laurenz Muessig, Fabio Ribeiro Rodrigues, Tale Bjerknes, Ben Towse, Caswell Barry, Neil Burgess, Edvard I. Moser, May-Britt Moser, Francesca Cacucci, Thomas J. Wills. The influence of environment geometry on subiculum boundary vector cells in adulthood and early development. bioRxiv …

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What are the brain mechanisms underlying spatial navigation in birds?

Agarwal A, Sarel A, Derdikman D, Ulanovsky N, Gutfreund Y. Spatial coding in the hippocampus and hyperpallium of flying owls. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2023 Jan 31;120(5):e2212418120.

Birds travel long distances and navigate in

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How are hippocampal cognitive maps used and updated flexibly for inference?

Mona M. Garvert, Tankred Saanum, Eric Schulz, Nicolas W. Schuck, Christian F. Doeller. Hippocampal spatio-temporal cognitive maps adaptively guide reward generalization. bioRxiv 2021.10.22.465012; doi:

The brain forms cognitive maps of relational knowledge, an organizing principle thought

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Whether are some head direction cells sensitive to magnetic direction in a migratory bird ?

Takahashi, Susumu, Takumi Hombe, Sakiko Matsumoto, Kaoru Ide, and Ken Yoda. “Head direction cells in a migratory bird prefer north.” Science Advances 8, no. 5 (2022): eabl6848.

“Animals exhibit remarkable navigation abilities as if they have an …

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How do sensory neurons adapt at the longer timescales over which animals traverse different environments?

Tatsuya Tsukahara, David H. Brann, Stan L. Pashkovski, Grigori Guitchounts, Thomas Bozza, Sandeep Robert Datta. A transcriptional rheostat couples past activity to future sensory responses. Cell, December 07, 2021, DOI:

Animals traversing different environments encounter both stable

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What’s the dynamics of the hippocampal–prefrontal interactions during spatial decision-making?

Lucas C S Tavares, Adriano B L Tort. Hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during spatial decision-making. Hippocampus. 2021 Nov 29. doi: 10.1002/hipo.23394. 

The hippocampus has been linked to memory encoding and spatial navigation, while the prefrontal cortex is associated with

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