How do time cells in the human hippocampus and entorhinal cortex support episodic memory?

Gray Umbach, Pranish Kantak, Joshua Jacobs, Michael Kahana, Brad E. Pfeiffer, Michael Sperling, Bradley Lega. Time cells in the human hippocampus and entorhinal cortex support episodic memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov 2020, 117 (45) 28463-28474; …

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How do hippocampal replay patterns dynamically change during the spatial learning process

Hideyoshi Igata, Yuji Ikegaya, Takuya Sasaki. Prioritized experience replays on a hippocampal predictive map for learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jan 2021, 118 (1) e2011266118; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2011266118

Significance

The hippocampus is crucial for spatial learning

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How to implement sensory processing, learning, and motor control using a biologically spiking neural network model of the flying insect mushroom body?

Hannes Rapp, Martin Paul Nawrot. A spiking neural program for sensorimotor control during foraging in flying insects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov 2020, 117 (45) 28412-28421; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2009821117

Significance

Living organisms demonstrate remarkable abilities in

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How does the brain integrate self-motion and goals adaptively?

Andrew S. Alexander, Janet C. Tung, G. William Chapman, Laura E. Shelley, Michael E. Hasselmo, Douglas A. Nitz. Adaptive integration of self-motion and goals in posterior parietal cortexbioRxiv 2020.12.19.423589; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.19.423589

Abstract
Animals engage in a variety

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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.

In Brief
Cross et al. scanned humans playing

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How does the monkey brain represent what and when conjunctively during anassociative memory task?

Cruzado NA, Tiganj Z, Brincat SL, Miller EK, Howard MW. Conjunctive representation of what and when in monkey hippocampus and lateral prefrontal cortex during an associative memory task. Hippocampus. 2020 Dec;30(12):1332-1346. doi: 10.1002/hipo.23282.

Abstract
Adaptive memory requires the

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How to build a fully automated bat flight environment for studying 3D navigation in flying bats?

Genzel D, Yartsev MM. The fully automated bat (FAB) flight room: A human-free environment for studying navigation in flying bats and its initial application to the retrosplenial cortex. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2020 Oct:108970. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2020.108970.

“Background
Bats can

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