Tag: Distance

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

Abstract
A recent proposal posits that humans might use the

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How the entorhinal cortex supports landmark-based navigation and path integration?

Xiaoli Chen, Paula Vieweg, Thomas Wolbers.Computing distance information from landmarks and self-motion cues – Differential contributions of anterior-lateral vs. posterior-medial entorhinal cortex in humans. NeuroImage, Volume 202,2019, 116074, ISSN 1053-8119, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116074.

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“Landmarks and path integration cues are

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How freely-swimming teleost fish collect and compute metric spatial information underwater?

Cecilia Karlsson, Jay Willis, Matishalin Patel, Theresa Burt de Perera. Teleost fish can accurately estimate distance travelled. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/834341

Abstract
Terrestrial animals compute shortcuts through their environment by integrating self-motion vectors containing distance and direction information. The sensory …

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Whether the established neural signature of spatial memory and navigation – MTL theta oscillations – are also present during the retrieval of relational verbal memory

Solomon, Ethan A., Bradley C. Lega, Michael R. Sperling, and Michael J. Kahana. “Hippocampal theta codes for distances in semantic and temporal spaces.” bioRxiv (2019): 611681.

ABSTRACT

The medial temporal lobe (MTL) is known to support episodic memory …

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Whether and how vectorial operations are implemented in the wider neural representation of space?

In environments that contain discrete objects, animals are known to store information about distance and direction to those objects and to use this vector information to guide navigation. Theoretical studies have proposed that such vector operations are supported by …

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