Path integration and the neural basis of the 'cognitive map'

@article{McNaughton2006PathIA,
  title={Path integration and the neural basis of the 'cognitive map'},
  author={Bruce L. McNaughton and Francesco Paolo Battaglia and Ole Jensen and Edvard I. Moser and May-Britt Moser},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={663-678}
}
The hippocampal formation can encode relative spatial location, without reference to external cues, by the integration of linear and angular self-motion (path integration). Theoretical studies, in conjunction with recent empirical discoveries, suggest that the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) might perform some of the essential underlying computations by means of a unique, periodic synaptic matrix that could be self-organized in early development through a simple, symmetry-breaking operation. The… Expand
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