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A local anchor for the brain's compass

Nature Neuroscience volume 17, pages 14361437 (2014) | Download Citation

Retrosplenial cortex neurons provide a signal akin to a compass readout. Evidence in humans now demonstrates that these neurons anchor their representations locally, locking to the geometry of a room rather than to the city beyond.

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  1. Martin J. Chadwick and Hugo J. Spiers are in the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, London, UK.

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