How does the brain learn the relevance of landmarks at key decision points? An imaging study now shows that the parahippocampal gyrus responds to the navigational relevance of landmarks, even those that were not remembered.
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Spiers, H., Maguire, E. A 'landmark' study on the neural basis of navigation. Nat Neurosci 7, 572–574 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn0604-572