Distorting the metric fabric of the cognitive map

Jeffery, K. J. (2015) Distorting the metric fabric of the cognitive map. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(6), pp. 300-301. (doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2015.04.001) (PMID:25882915) (PMCID:PMC4454779)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jeffery, Professor Kate
Authors: Jeffery, K. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Journal Name:Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN (Online):1879-307X
Published Online:13 April 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Author
First Published:First published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19(6): 300-301
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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