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The compass within

Head direction cells have been hypothesized to form representations of an animal's spatial orientation through internal network interactions. New data from mice show the predicted signatures of these internal dynamics.

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Figure 1: The attractor-network model of the head direction system produces a coherent head direction representation even in the absence of external inputs.


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Schultheiss, N., Redish, A. The compass within. Nat Neurosci 18, 482–483 (2015).

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