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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


Piloting

Etienne Save and Bruno Poucet

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0037
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter describes allothetic navigation and the methods for studying allothetic navigation in the laboratory. Topics covered include theories of spatial learning, spatial strategies, behavioral ... More


Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis: Functional Implications of a ‘New’ Type of Plasticity

Alexander Garthe and Gerd Kempermann

in The Clinical Neurobiology of the Hippocampus: An integrative view

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592388
eISBN:
9780199949922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592388.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System, Behavioral Neuroscience

Adult hippocampal neurogenesis has changed our view on the adult mammalian brain by adding a new kind of neuroplasticity with strong implications for cognition and behaviour of older mammals. Because ... More


Spatial Patterns: Behavioral Control and Cognitive Representation

Michael F. Brown

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It seems clear that objects and events in the world are related to each other in systematic ways. The nervous system appears to have evolved ... More


The role of NMDA receptors in learning and memory

R. G. M. MORRIS and M. DAVIS

in The NMDA Receptor

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192625021
eISBN:
9780191724701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625021.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

An early finding was that AP5 appeared to impair spatial learning, a type of learning known to be dependent upon the integrity of the very structure, the hippocampus, in which LTP was first ... More


Vision

Glen T. Prusky and Robert M. Douglas

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter discusses some of the methodologies used to measure rat vision, the known visual capabilities of rats, and the implications of rat vision for those researchers who use rats in ... More


Hippocampal synaptic plasticity and NMDA receptors: a role in information storage?

R. G. M. MORRIS, S. DAVIS, and S. P. BUTCHER

in Behavioural and Neural Aspects of Learning and Memory

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521983
eISBN:
9780191688492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521983.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

One way of investigating the functional significance of long-term potentiation (LTP) is to use selective antagonists of those excitatory amino acid receptors whose activation is essential for its ... More


Human navigation

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/9780199210862.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the evidence on the human capacity for finding one's way. Early studies suggested that, when blindfolded, people veer. Such veering ultimately may lead to walking in circles, one ... More


Hippocampal remapping: implications for spatial learning and navigation

James J. Knierim

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/9780198515241.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter outlines the phenomenon of place cell remapping in more detail. The term ‘remapping’ embodies the assumption of early investigators (and many current ones) that the alteration in firing ... More


Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Wasserman and Thomas R Zentall (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In 1978, Hulse, Fowler, and Honig published Cognitive Processes in Animal Behavior, an edited volume that was a landmark in the scientific study of animal ... More


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