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

  title={Path integration and the neural basis of the 'cognitive map'},
  author={B. McNaughton and F. Battaglia and O. Jensen and E. Moser and M. Moser},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • B. McNaughton, F. Battaglia, +2 authors M. Moser
  • Published 2006
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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