Tag: 3D Head-Direction Cells

How does the 3D neural compass work in the mouse brain?

Angelaki, Dora E., Julia Ng, Amada M. Abrego, Henry X. Cham, J. D. Dickman, and Jean Laurens. “A gravity-based three-dimensional compass in the mouse brain.” bioRxiv (2019): 570382.

Summary
“Head direction cells in the mammalian limbic system are …

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A gravity-based three-dimensional compass in the mouse brain

Head direction cells in the mammalian limbic system are thought to function as an allocentric neuronal compass. Although traditional views hold that the compass of ground-dwelling species is planar, Angelaki et al. 2019 show that head-direction cells in the rodent

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How the brain represent 3D head direction in 3D space?

The note is an excerpt from the Shinder et al. 2019. We just describe some key conception and results in this study as a significant note. Please read the original paper if you are interested in the study on https://www.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/jn.00880.2017

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How the brain’s spatial systems organize their representation of 3D space?

The brain’s spatial map is supported by place cells, encoding current location, and grid cells, which report horizontal distance traveled by producing evenly sized and spaced foci of activity (firing fields) that tile the environment surface. Casalia et al. 2019 …

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How three-dimensional (3D) direction information is encoded in the human brain?

Novel fantastic research about 3D head direction cells in the human brain by Dr. Misun Kim and Professor Eleanor A. Maguire in paper Kim et al. 2018.

Misun Kim, Eleanor A. Maguire. Encoding of 3D head direction information in the

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How do bats navigate in 3D environments?

The excerpt note is about bat navigation from Yovel & Ulanvosky 2017.

Yovel, Yossi, and Nachum Ulanvosky. “1.18 Bat Navigation.” Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference (2017): 333.

Navigation, the capacity to plan and execute a goal-directed path,

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How to unlock the secrets of 3D navigation in the brain?

A Nature  News Feature report the research story of 3D navigation in  Nachum Ulanovsky lab. Titled “100 bats and a long, dark tunnel: one neuroscientist’s quest to unlock the secrets of 3D navigation” published in Nature News at …

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