Which way and how far? Tracking of translation and rotation information for human path integration.

@article{Chrastil2016WhichWA,
  title={Which way and how far? Tracking of translation and rotation information for human path integration.},
  author={Elizabeth R. Chrastil and Katherine R. Sherrill and Michael E. Hasselmo and Chantal E. Stern},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={3636-55}
}
Path integration, the constant updating of the navigator's knowledge of position and orientation during movement, requires both visuospatial knowledge and memory. This study aimed to develop a systems-level understanding of human path integration by examining the basic building blocks of path integration in humans. To achieve this goal, we used functional imaging to examine the neural mechanisms that support the tracking and memory of translational and rotational components of human path… CONTINUE READING