The Evolution of the Cognitive Map

@article{Jacobs2003TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of the Cognitive Map},
  author={Lucia F. Jacobs},
  journal={Brain, Behavior and Evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={62},
  pages={128 - 139}
}
  • L. Jacobs
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Brain, Behavior and Evolution
The hippocampal formation of mammals and birds mediates spatial orientation behaviors consistent with a map-like representation, which allows the navigator to construct a new route across unfamiliar terrain. This cognitive map thus appears to underlie long-distance navigation. Its mediation by the hippocampal formation and its presence in birds and mammals suggests that at least one function of the ancestral medial pallium was spatial navigation. Recent studies of the goldfish and certain… Expand
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