spatial navigation


Summary: Process by which organisms use various cues to develop a route to a destination and their ability to travel such a planned route.

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  1. Navarro Schröder T, Haak K, Zaragoza Jimenez N, Beckmann C, Doeller C. Functional topography of the human entorhinal cortex. elife. 2015;4: pubmed publisher
    Despite extensive research on the role of the rodent medial and lateral entorhinal cortex (MEC/LEC) in spatial navigation, memory and related disease, their human homologues remain elusive...
  2. Miceli S, Nadif Kasri N, Joosten J, Huang C, Kepser L, Proville R, et al. Reduced Inhibition within Layer IV of Sert Knockout Rat Barrel Cortex is Associated with Faster Sensory Integration. Cereb Cortex. 2017;27:933-949 pubmed publisher
    ..These results highlight the association of serotonergic homeostasis with formation and excitability of sensory cortical networks, and consequently with sensory perception. ..
  3. Tam S, Hasan S, Choi H, Brown L, Jagannath A, Hughes S, et al. Constant Light Desynchronizes Olfactory versus Object and Visuospatial Recognition Memory Performance. J Neurosci. 2017;37:3555-3567 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, such a dispersed network of dissociable circadian clocks may provide greater flexibility when faced with conflicting environmental signals (e.g., seasonal changes in photoperiod). ..
  4. Brase G, Hill W. Adding up to good Bayesian reasoning: Problem format manipulations and individual skill differences. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2017;146:577-591 pubmed publisher
    ..This result is most consistent with an ecological rationality view of statistical reasoning. (PsycINFO Database Record ..
  5. Rahman Q, Sharp J, McVeigh M, Ho M. Sexual Orientation-Related Differences in Virtual Spatial Navigation and Spatial Search Strategies. Arch Sex Behav. 2017;46:1279-1294 pubmed publisher
    ..This study investigated sexual orientation differences in spatial navigation and strategy during a virtual Morris water maze task (VMWM)...
  6. Chen J, Zhang D, Engel A, Gong Q, Maye A. Application of a single-flicker online SSVEP BCI for spatial navigation. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0178385 pubmed publisher
    ..Analysis of the online performance over time shows that users can reliably control the new BCI paradigm with stable performance over at least 30 minutes of continuous operation. ..
  7. Cacucci F, Salinas P, Wills T. Hippocampus: Activity-Driven Maturation of Neural Circuits for Navigation. Curr Biol. 2017;27:R428-R430 pubmed publisher
  8. Mosheiff N, Agmon H, Moriel A, Burak Y. An efficient coding theory for a dynamic trajectory predicts non-uniform allocation of entorhinal grid cells to modules. PLoS Comput Biol. 2017;13:e1005597 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, we propose that the brain may employ an efficient representation of position which takes advantage of the spatiotemporal statistics of the encoded variable, in similarity to the principles that govern early sensory processing. ..
  9. Graham P, Philippides A. Vision for navigation: What can we learn from ants?. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2017;46:718-722 pubmed publisher
    ..We consider each of these in turn, highlighting the value of ant-like mechanisms in biomimetic endeavours. ..

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  1. Ito S, Feldheim D, Litke A. Segregation of Visual Response Properties in the Mouse Superior Colliculus and Their Modulation during Locomotion. J Neurosci. 2017;37:8428-8443 pubmed publisher
    ..Locomotion modulates the cells in the SC. These findings contribute to our understanding of how the SC processes visual inputs, a critical step in comprehending visually guided behaviors. ..
  2. Yao X, Liu S, Ding W, Yue P, Jiang Q, Zhao M, et al. TLR4 signal ablation attenuated neurological deficits by regulating microglial M1/M2 phenotype after traumatic brain injury in mice. J Neuroimmunol. 2017;310:38-45 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, TLR4 deficiency contributes to regulating microglia to switch to the M2 phenotype, which ameliorates neurological impairment after TBI. ..
  3. Lester A, Moffat S, Wiener J, Barnes C, Wolbers T. The Aging Navigational System. Neuron. 2017;95:1019-1035 pubmed publisher
    ..Following an introduction to the mechanisms underlying spatial navigation and how they relate to general processes of learning and memory, the review discusses how aging affects the ..
  4. Schütt H, Wichmann F. An image-computable psychophysical spatial vision model. J Vis. 2017;17:12 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, it may serve as a building block for models of higher level processing. ..
  5. Murray T, Zeil J. Quantifying navigational information: The catchment volumes of panoramic snapshots in outdoor scenes. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0187226 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the current limitations of mapping navigational information in natural environments and the relevance of our findings for our understanding of visual navigation in animals and autonomous robots. ..
  6. Shiozaki H, Kazama H. Parallel encoding of recent visual experience and self-motion during navigation in Drosophila. Nat Neurosci. 2017;20:1395-1403 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, the fly's navigation system organizes multiple types of information in parallel channels, which may compactly transmit signals without interference for decision-making during flight. ..