Category: Goal Representation

How does the brain transform a head direction signal into a goal-oriented steering command?

Elena A. Westeinde, Emily Kellogg, Paul M. Dawson, Jenny Lu, Lydia Hamburg, Benjamin Midler, Shaul Druckmann, Rachel I. Wilson. Transforming a head direction signal into a goal-oriented steering command. bioRxiv 2022.11.10.516039; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.11.10.516039

Abstract
To navigate, we must

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How does the monarch butterfly brain encode goal direction?

M. Jerome Beetz, Christian Kraus, Basil el Jundi. Neural representation of goal direction in the monarch butterfly brain. bioRxiv 2022.10.15.512348; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.10.15.512348

Abstract
Neural processing of a navigational goal requires the continuous comparison between the current heading and

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How do hippocampal replays adapt to spatial contingency changes?

John Widloski, David J. Foster. Flexible rerouting of hippocampal replay sequences around changing barriers in the absence of global place field remapping. Neuron, 2022, 110, 1–12.

Summary
“Flexibility is a hallmark of memories that depend on the hippocampus. For

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How does the mammalian brain represent goal locations?

Nils Nyberg, Éléonore Duvelle, Caswell Barry, Hugo J. Spiers. Spatial goal coding in the hippocampal formation. Neuron, January 14, 2022. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2021.12.012

Summary
“The mammalian hippocampal formation contains several distinct populations of neurons involved in representing self-position and orientation. These …

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