Spatial cognition in bats and rats: from sensory acquisition to multiscale maps and navigation

@article{GevaSagiv2015SpatialCI,
  title={Spatial cognition in bats and rats: from sensory acquisition to multiscale maps and navigation},
  author={Maya Geva-Sagiv and Liora Las and Yossi Yovel and Nachum Ulanovsky},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={16},
  pages={94-108}
}
Spatial orientation and navigation rely on the acquisition of several types of sensory information. This information is then transformed into a neural code for space in the hippocampal formation through the activity of place cells, grid cells and head-direction cells. These spatial representations, in turn, are thought to guide long-range navigation. But how the representations encoded by these different cell types are integrated in the brain to form a neural 'map and compass' is largely… Expand
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