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Oscillations in the “Other Cortex”: Navigation in Real and Memory Space

Buzsáki György

in Rhythms of the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195301069
eISBN:
9780199863716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301069.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Techniques

The hippocampus and associated structures are organized in multiple loops, with reciprocal connections to the neocortex. The most prominent collective pattern of hippocampal neurons is theta ... More


A role for the hippocampus in dead reckoning: an ethological analysis using natural exploratory and food-carrying tasks

Douglas G. Wallace, Dustin J. Hines, Joanna H. Gorny, and Ian Q. Whishaw

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter considers an ethological approach to the investigation of path integration by exploring a laboratory homing task, on a holeboard maze, that mimics the natural foraging conditions of wild ... More


Animal Navigation

Ian P. Howard

in Perceiving in Depth: Volume 3 Other Mechanisms of Depth Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764167
eISBN:
9780199949373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.003.0284
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter deals with sensory and motor systems that animals use to navigate. Navigation involves the registration of the direction and distance of sites beyond the range of sensory detectors. In ... More


Navigating by the Stars

Glen Van Brummelen

in Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175997
eISBN:
9781400844807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175997.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter explains how the star is used to find one's position on the Earth while in a ship at sea. Trigonometry was first used for navigation by fourteenth-century Venetian merchant ships. ... More


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