Neuroscience

Brain's navigation more complex than previously thought

Neuroscientists' discovery of grid cells, popularly known as the brain's GPS, was hailed as a major discovery. But new Stanford research suggest the system is more complicated than anyone had guessed.

Neuroscience

Study explores how the brain perceives direction and location

(Medical Xpress)—The Who asked "who are you?" but Dartmouth neurobiologist Jeffrey Taube asks "where are you?" and "where are you going?" Taube is not asking philosophical or theological questions. Rather, he is investigating ...

Neuroscience

Researchers find the missing part of brain's 'internal compass'

If you have taken a walk and would like to return home you need to have an idea of where you are in relation to your destination. To do this, you need to know which way you are facing and also in which direction home lies. ...

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Brain's internal compass also navigates during imagination

When you try to find your way in a new place, your brain creates a spatial map that represents that environment. Neuroscientists from Radboud University's Donders Institute now show that the brain's 'navigation system' is ...

Neuroscience

Study highlights brain cells' role in navigating environment

A new Dartmouth College study sheds light on the brain cells that function in establishing one's location and direction. The findings contribute to our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying our abilities to successfully ...

Neuroscience

Brain compass keeps flies on course, even in the dark

If you walk into a dark room, you can still find your way to the light switch. That's because your brain keeps track of landmarks and the direction in which you are moving. Fruit flies also boast an internal compass that ...

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