Tag: Head Direction

How the brain uses diverse sensory information to generate a stable directional representation of space?

Kadjita Asumbisa, Adrien Peyrache, Stuart Trenholm. Flexible cue anchoring strategies enable stable head direction coding in both sighted and blind animalsdoi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.01.12.476111

Abstract
Vision plays a crucial role in instructing the brain’s spatial navigation systems

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How does the human brain encode global and local head direction?

J. P. Shine, T. Wolbers. Global and Local Head Direction Coding in the Human Brain. bioRxiv 2021.10.11.463872; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.10.11.463872

Abstract
“Orientation-specific head direction (HD) cells increase their firing rate to indicate one’s facing direction in the environment. Rodent studies

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How do hippocampal individual neurons combine multiple features of the navigation experience, encoding a mixed representation of position, head direction, and speed?

Ledergerber, Debora, Claudia Battistin, Jan Sigurd Blackstad, Richard J. Gardner, Menno P. Witter, May-Britt Moser, Yasser Roudi, and Edvard I. Moser. “Task-dependent mixed selectivity in the subiculum.” Cell Report, Volume 35, Issue 8, 25 May 2021, 109175. 

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How does freely swimming fish represent space and locomotion in the brain to enable successful navigation?

Vinepinsky, E., Cohen, L., Perchik, S. et al. Representation of edges, head direction, and swimming kinematics in the brain of freely-navigating fish. Sci Rep 10, 14762 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71217-1

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Like most animals, the survival of fish depends on

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How does the bird brain encode head direction?

Elhanan Ben-Yishay, Ksenia Krivoruchko, Shaked Ron, Nachum Ulanovsky, Dori Derdikman, Yoram Gutfreund. Head-Direction Coding in the Hippocampal Formation of Birds. bioRxiv 2020.08.31.274928; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.31.274928

Abstract
Birds strongly rely on spatial memory and navigation. However, it is unknown

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How the head direction circuit is integrated within the spatial navigation system?

Peyrache, Adrien, Adrian J. Duszkiewicz, Guillaume Viejo, and Sandybel Angeles-Duran. “Thalamocortical processing of the head-direction sense.” Progress in neurobiology (2019): 101693.

Abstract
“Our thoughts and sensations are examples of cognitive processes that emerge from the collective activity of …

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How rats explored a layered pyramid placed in a large open field?

Hagbi, Z., Dorfman, A., Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, E. et al. “It’s all in their head”: hierarchical exploration of a three-dimensional layered pyramid in rats. Anim Cogn (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-019-01332-8

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Wayfinding in a three-dimensional (3D) environment is intricate, and surface-bounded animals

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