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Human Navigation: Occipital Place Area Detects Potential Paths in a Scene

Patai, EZ; Spiers, HJ; (2017) Human Navigation: Occipital Place Area Detects Potential Paths in a Scene. Current Biology , 27 (12) R599-R600. 10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.012. Green open access

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Abstract

Navigation — determining how to get from where you are to somewhere else — has obvious importance for the survival of motile animals. A new neuroimaging study has revealed that, in the human brain, the occipital place area detects the number of possible paths in a vista.

Type: Article
Title: Human Navigation: Occipital Place Area Detects Potential Paths in a Scene
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.012
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.012
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
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/1561107
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