The Central Complex as a Potential Substrate for Vector Based Navigation

@inproceedings{Mol2019TheCC,
  title={The Central Complex as a Potential Substrate for Vector Based Navigation},
  author={Florent Le Mo{\"e}l and Thomas Rory Stone and Mathieu Lihoreau and Antoine Wystrach and Barbara Webb},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2019}
}
Insects use path integration (PI) to maintain a home vector, but can also store and recall vector-memories that take them from home to a food location, and even allow them to take novel shortcuts between food locations. The neural circuit of the Central Complex (a brain area that receives compass and optic flow information) forms a plausible substrate for these behaviors. A recent model, grounded in neurophysiological and neuroanatomical data, can account for PI during outbound exploratory… CONTINUE READING
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