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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


How does path integration interact with olfaction, vision, and the representation of space?

Ariane S. Etienne

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/9780198515241.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter examines how path integration acts in concert with other navigational processes. It specifically investigates the interplay between motion cues and other sensory cues. It then turns to ... More


Forebrain structures mediating the vestibular contribution during navigation

Sidney Wiener and Alain Berthoz

in Multisensory Control of Movement

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547853
eISBN:
9780191724268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547853.003.0208
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter briefly reviews evidence for contributions of inertial cues for navigation on land by rodents, carnivores, and primates, including humans. Animals have been shown to have a remarkable ... More


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