Category: Cognitive Navigation

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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Learning from animals: How to Navigate Complex Terrains?

Zhu H, Liu H, Ataei A, Munk Y, Daniel T, Paschalidis IC (2020) Learning from animals: How to Navigate Complex Terrains. PLoS Comput Biol 16(1): e1007452. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007452

Abstract
We develop a method to learn a bio-inspired motion control

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How an ant navigates the desert?

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

About the Book

“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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How to use bioinspired sonar reflectors as guiding beacons for autonomous navigation

Ralph Simon, Stefan Rupitsch, Markus Baumann, Huan Wu, Herbert Peremans, Jan Steckel. Bioinspired sonar reflectors as guiding beacons for autonomous navigation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jan 2020, 201909890; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1909890117

Significance
“Artificial landmarks are widely used …

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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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