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Distorting the metric fabric of the cognitive map

Jeffery, KJ; (2015) Distorting the metric fabric of the cognitive map. Trends in Cognitive Sciences , 19 (6) pp. 300-301. 10.1016/j.tics.2015.04.001. Green open access

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Abstract

Grid cells are neurons whose regularly spaced firing fields form apparently symmetric arrays, or grids, that are thought to collectively provide an environment-independent metric framework for the brain's cognitive map of space. However, two recent studies show that grids are naturally distorted, revealing greater local environment-specific effects than previously recognized.

Type: Article
Title: Distorting the metric fabric of the cognitive map
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2015.04.001
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2015.04.001
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 The Author. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Boundaries, Entorhinal cortex, Environment geometry, Grid cells, Place cells, Spatial perception
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471630
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