Category: Cognitive Navigation

How does brainstem locomotor circuit drive the activity of speed cells in the medial entorhinal cortex?

Carvalho, Miguel M., Nouk Tanke, Emilio Kropff, Menno P. Witter, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser. “A Brainstem Locomotor Circuit Drives the Activity of Speed Cells in the Medial Entorhinal Cortex.” Cell Reports 32, no. 10 (2020): 108123.…

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How does freely swimming fish represent space and locomotion in the brain to enable successful navigation?

Vinepinsky, E., Cohen, L., Perchik, S. et al. Representation of edges, head direction, and swimming kinematics in the brain of freely-navigating fish. Sci Rep 10, 14762 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71217-1

Abstract
Like most animals, the survival of fish depends on

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How are spatial landmarks encoded by cue cells in MEC for error correction during path integration?

Kinkhabwala, Amina A., Yi Gu, Dmitriy Aronov, and David W. Tank. “Visual cue-related activity of cells in the medial entorhinal cortex during navigation in virtual reality.” Elife 9 (2020): e43140.

Abstract
During spatial navigation, animals use self-motion

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How does the brain correct cumulative error in the path-integration system plastically and adaptively?

Jayakumar, R.P., Madhav, M.S., Savelli, F. et al. Recalibration of path integration in hippocampal place cells. Nature 566, 533–537 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-0939-3

Abstract
Hippocampal place cells are spatially tuned neurons that serve as elements of a ‘cognitive map’ in

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How does path integration operate at a neural level in humans?

Arnold, Aiden EG, Ford Burles, Signe Bray, Richard M. Levy, and Giuseppe Iaria. “Differential neural network configuration during human path integration.” Frontiers in human neuroscience 8 (2014): 263.

Abstract

Path integration is a fundamental skill for navigation

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How does the bird brain encode head direction?

Elhanan Ben-Yishay, Ksenia Krivoruchko, Shaked Ron, Nachum Ulanovsky, Dori Derdikman, Yoram Gutfreund. Head-Direction Coding in the Hippocampal Formation of Birds. bioRxiv 2020.08.31.274928; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.31.274928

Abstract
Birds strongly rely on spatial memory and navigation. However, it is unknown

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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: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.16.205955

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

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