Knowing where and getting there: a human navigation network.

@article{Maguire1998KnowingWA,
  title={Knowing where and getting there: a human navigation network.},
  author={Eleanor A. Maguire and Neil Burgess and James G. Donnett and Richard S. Frackowiak and Christopher D. Frith and John O'Keefe},
  journal={Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={280 5365},
  pages={921-4}
}
The neural basis of navigation by humans was investigated with functional neuroimaging of brain activity during navigation in a familiar, yet complex virtual reality town. Activation of the right hippocampus was strongly associated with knowing accurately where places were located and navigating accurately between them. Getting to those places quickly was strongly associated with activation of the right caudate nucleus. These two right-side brain structures function in the context of associated… CONTINUE READING
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