Cellular Basis of Head Direction and Contextual Cues in the Insect Brain

@article{Varga2016CellularBO,
  title={Cellular Basis of Head Direction and Contextual Cues in the Insect Brain},
  author={Adrienn G. Varga and Roy E. Ritzmann},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={1816-1828}
}
Animals rely upon integrated sensory information for spatial navigation. A question of wide importance in navigation is how sensory cues get transformed into neural codes that represent the animal's orientation within its proximal environment. Here, we investigated the possibility of head-direction coding in the central complex of the cockroach, Blaberus discoidalis. We used extracellular recordings in restrained animals that were rotated on a platform relative to a fixed landmark. The passive… CONTINUE READING

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