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About this book
About this book
Explores the relationship between cellular processes and animal behavior. Focuses on the domain of navigation and explains the linkage between spatial behavior and the underlying activity of neurons. Addresses the issue of navigation and discusses the mammalian brain and its perception of space. For neuroscientists and psychologists.
Preface; PART 1: FROM BEHAVIOUR TO CIRCUITRY: INTRODUCTION; 1. Path integration in insects; 2. A role for the hippocampus in dead reckoning: an ethological analysis using natural exploratory and food-carrying tasks; 3. How does path integration interact with olfaction, vision and the representation of space?; 4. Contextual cues and insect navigation; 5. A model of hippocampal-cortical-amygdala interactions based on contextual fear conditioning; 6. Do animals use maps?; 7. Comparative approaches to human navigation; 8. Studies of the neural basis of human navigation and memory; PART 2: FROM CIRCUITS TO CELLS: INTRODUCTION; 9. The head direction system and navigation; 10. Drawing parallels between the behavioural and neural properties of navigation; 11. Spatial coding in the hippocampal formation: input, information type, plasticity and behaviour; 12. Hippocampal remapping: implications for spatial learning and navigation; 13. Navigation in the moving world; 14. Reading cognitive and other maps: how to avoid getting buried in thought; 15. The representation of spatial context; 16. Place cells: a framework for episodic memory