Rats with fimbria-fornix lesions are impaired in path integration: a role for the hippocampus in "sense of direction".

@article{Whishaw1998RatsWF,
  title={Rats with fimbria-fornix lesions are impaired in path integration: a role for the hippocampus in "sense of direction".},
  author={Ian Q. Whishaw and H Maaswinkel},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={3050-8}
}
Animals can locate their present position in relation to a starting point and return to that starting point using cues generated by self-movement, a navigation strategy called dead-reckoning. Because contemporary research on spatial navigation suggests that some aspects of spatial navigation depend on the integrity of the hippocampal formation, whereas others do not, the present study examined whether dead-reckoning is hippocampally dependent. The task capitalized on the proclivity of foraging… CONTINUE READING

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