Tag: Direction

How retrosplenial cortex computes heading direction from landmark information?

Eleonora Lomi, Kate Jeffery, Anna Mitchell. Convergence of direction, location and theta in the rat anteroventral thalamic nucleus. bioRxiv 2023.01.11.523585; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.01.11.523585

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Retrosplenial cortex (RSC) is a cortical region that computes heading direction from landmark information, but

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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

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To navigate, we must

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How is the sense of space properly updated when travelling and heading angles differ?

Cheng Lyu, L. F. Abbott & Gaby Maimon. Building an allocentric travelling direction signal via vector computationNature (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04067-0

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“Many behavioural tasks require the manipulation of mathematical vectors, but, outside of computational models1,2,3,4,5,6,7, it is not known

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How is information about position, direction of motion, and speed represented in the hippocampus?

Stefanini, Fabio, Lyudmila Kushnir, Jessica C. Jimenez, Joshua H. Jennings, Nicholas I. Woods, Garret D. Stuber, Mazen A. Kheirbek, René Hen, and Stefano Fusi. “A distributed neural code in the dentate gyrus and in CA1.” Neuron (2020), Volume …

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How does the human brain encode distance and direction underlie navigation of a novel semantic space?

Simone Viganò, Manuela Piazza. Distance and direction codes underlie navigation of a novel semantic space in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience 14 February 2020, 1849-19; DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1849-19.2020

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A recent proposal posits that humans might use the

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How does the brain’s compass system work in insects and mammals?

Hulse, Brad K., and Vivek Jayaraman. “Mechanisms Underlying the Neural Computation of Head Direction.” Annual Review of Neuroscience 43 (2019).

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Many animals use an internal sense of direction to guide their movements through the world. …

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