A local anchor for the brain's compass

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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Figure 1: Local room-bound direction coding in the RSC.

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Chadwick, M., Spiers, H. A local anchor for the brain's compass. Nat Neurosci 17, 1436–1437 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3841

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