A coupled attractor model of the rodent head direction system

  title={A coupled attractor model of the rodent head direction system},
  author={A. David Redish and Adam N Elga and David S. Touretzky},
Head direction (HD) cells, abundant in the rat postsubiculum and anterior thalamic nuclei, fire maximally when the rat’s head is facing a particular direction. The activity of a population of these cells forms a distributed representation of the animal’s current heading. We describe a neural network model that creates a stable, distributed representation of head direction and updates that representation in response to angular velocity information. In contrast to earlier models, our model of the… CONTINUE READING
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