Tag: Memory

How environmental geometry affects human spatial memory?

Bellmund, J.L.S., de Cothi, W., Ruiter, T.A. et al. Deforming the metric of cognitive maps distorts memory. Nat Hum Behav (2019) doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0767-3

Abstract
Environmental boundaries anchor cognitive maps that support memory. However, trapezoidal boundary geometry distorts the regular firing …

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How the brain performs spatial coordinate transforms for navigation?

Rolls, ET. Spatial coordinate transforms linking the allocentric hippocampal and egocentric parietal primate brain systems for memory, action in space, and navigation. Hippocampus. 2019; 1– 22. https://doi.org/10.1002/hipo.23171

Abstract
“A theory and model of spatial coordinate transforms in the dorsal …

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How do neurons encode long-term memories?

Gonzalez, Walter G., Hanwen Zhang, Anna Harutyunyan, and Carlos Lois. “Persistence of neuronal representations through time and damage in the hippocampus.” Science 23 Aug 2019:Vol. 365, Issue 6455, pp. 821-825 DOI: 10.1126/science.aav9199

Abstract
How do neurons encode

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Brief News of Cognitive Navigation (2018-002)

1. ‘Bat-nav’ reveals how the brain tracks other animals

By Alison Abbott, published on the Nature News in Jan 12, 2018

Bats have helped to decipher how we map the movements of ourselves and others.Credit: Weizmann Inst. of Science.
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Brain Mechanisms of Navigation in Physical and Cognitive Spaces

The following lectures are presented in the NEUROSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM : BRAIN MECHANISMS OF NAVIGATION IN PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE SPACES at Central European University in August 31, 2017.

This is a special symposium with four outstanding scientist (three Nobel laureates and one Brain Prize winner)

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