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Hippocampal Neurophysiology in the Behaving Animal

O’Keefe John

in The Hippocampus Book

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195100273
eISBN:
9780199864133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100273.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the neural correlates of hippocampal EEG and single-unit activity. It shows that EEG can be categorized into several frequency bands: theta, beta, gamma, and the ... More


The neural basis for a sense of direction: head direction neurons

Paul A. Dudchenko

in Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter opens with a description of the discovery of head direction cells. It also describes grid cells — a remarkable type of spatially tuned neuron that fires in a grid-like pattern within any ... More


Why we get lost

Paul A. Dudchenko

in Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents the argument that humans have a sense of direction that is based on the head direction cell system. It suggests that there are two ways in which people get lost. In the first, ... More


Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Paul Dudchenko

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This book reviews the psychology and neuroscience of how we find our way. It starts with a history of studies on how organisms solve mazes. This work has its origins in the efforts of behaviourists, ... More


The head direction system and navigation

Paul A. Dudchenko

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/9780198515241.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter offers an overview of the basic properties of head direction (HD) cells. It then outlines data on a central, unanswered question about the head direction system: what is its function? It ... More


Navigating in a Three-Dimensional World

Kathryn J. Jeffery

in Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A central theme in the study of animal navigation has been the extent to which such navigation requires the formation of an internal representation of space, the so-called “cognitive map.” Although ... More


Alzheimer’s disease, the parietal lobe, and topographical disorientation

Paul A. Dudchenko

in Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers spatial cognition in relation to three neurological conditions: Alzheimer's disease, parietal cortex dysfunction, and topographical disorientation. For Alzheimer's disease, one ... More


Space for the Brain in Cognitive Science

Neil Burgess, Christian F. Doeller, and Chris M. Bird

in Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012935
eISBN:
9780262255264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0063
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter argues that advances in cognitive neuroscience provide valuable insights into the organization of spatial cognition. It considers a number of current controversies in spatial cognition, ... More


Early Distinctions between Self and Other, Focal and Global, Are Coded in the Medial Temporal Lobe

James H. Austin

in Living Zen Remindfully: Retraining Subconscious Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035088
eISBN:
9780262336475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035088.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews 2014 Nobel Prize-winning research on the hippocampus and parahippocampus. It considers place cells and grid cells and emphasizes that early primate studies had identified ... More


Spatial and episodic memory

Uğur Murat Erdem, Nicholas Roy, John J. Leonard, and Michael E. Hasselmo

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0029
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

The neuroscience of spatial memory is one of the most promising areas for developing biomimetic solutions to complex engineering challenges. Grid cells are neurons recorded in the medial entorhinal ... More


The mamillothalamic pathways: my first encounter with the thalamus

Ray Guillery

in The Brain as a Tool: A Neuroscientist's Account

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198806738
eISBN:
9780191844317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806738.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

My thesis studies had stimulated an interest in the mamillothalamic pathways but also some puzzlement because we knew nothing about the nature of the messages passing along these pathways. Several ... More


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