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Retrosplenial cortex and its role in spatial cognition

Mitchell, AS; Czajkowski, R; Zhang, N; Jeffery, K; Nelson, AJD; (2018) Retrosplenial cortex and its role in spatial cognition. Brain and Neuroscience Advances , 2 pp. 1-13. 10.1177/2398212818757098. Green open access

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Abstract

Retrosplenial cortex is a region within the posterior neocortical system, heavily interconnected with an array of brain networks, both cortical and subcortical, that is, engaged by a myriad of cognitive tasks. Although there is no consensus as to its precise function, evidence from both human and animal studies clearly points to a role in spatial cognition. However, the spatial processing impairments that follow retrosplenial cortex damage are not straightforward to characterise, leading to difficulties in defining the exact nature of its role. In this article, we review this literature and classify the types of ideas that have been put forward into three broad, somewhat overlapping classes: (1) learning of landmark location, stability and permanence; (2) integration between spatial reference frames; and (3) consolidation and retrieval of spatial knowledge (schemas). We evaluate these models and suggest ways to test them, before briefly discussing whether the spatial function may be a subset of a more general function in episodic memory.

Type: Article
Title: Retrosplenial cortex and its role in spatial cognition
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/2398212818757098
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2398212818757098
Language: English
Additional information: © 2018 by SAGE Publications Ltd and British Neuroscience Association. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Learning, memory, cingulate cortex, primate, hippocampal formation, thalamus, neuroimaging, immediate-early genes, default mode network, electrophysiology
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10056840
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