Tag: brain

How do our brains extract geometric information from retinal images?

Henriksson, Linda, Marieke Mur, and Nikolaus Kriegeskorte. “Rapid invariant encoding of scene layout in human OPA.” Neuron (2019).

In Brief

Environmental boundaries, such as walls,define the geometry of the local environment. How do our brains extract this information

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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 works on many different levels, from human interactions to the chemistry of neurotransmitters?

Video from: https://vimeo.com/249492053 

Scientists examine the brain and how it works on many different levels, from human interactions to the chemistry of neurotransmitters. This animations compares the scale of the different research subjects.

Made in collaboration with INM-1 of Forschungszentrum …

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What if we could design an autonomous flying robot with the navigational and learning abilities of a honeybee?

Some brief introduction about  the project ‘Brains on Board: Neuromorphic Control of Flying Robots’  

What if we could design an autonomous flying robot with the navigational and learning abilities of a honeybee? Such a computationally and energy-efficient autonomous …

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iNav 2018: How does the brain know where it is, where it is going, and how to get from one place to another?

The 2nd Interdisciplinary Navigation Symposium (iNav 2018) was held in June 2018 in Québec, Canada, organized by Jeffery Taube, Thomas Wolbers, Kate Jeffery, Laure Rondi-Reig, David Dickman, Mayank Mehta. The meeting aims to bring together a diverse group of scientists …

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Long-distance Navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals

The excerpt note is about twenty important mechanistic questions related to long-distance animal navigation from Mouritsen, H. (2018).

Mouritsen, H. (2018). Long-distance navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals. Nature, 558(7708), 50.

Abstract: For centuries, humans have been fascinated by

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