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Biological Learning and ControlHow the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions$
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Reza Shadmehr and Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016964

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016964.001.0001

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Space in the Mammalian Brain

Space in the Mammalian Brain

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(p.7) 1 Space in the Mammalian Brain
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Biological Learning and Control
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Reza Shadmehr

Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016964.003.0002

This chapter discusses the space representations in the mammalian brain. It describes the rigid motions and scale changes that are representative of affine transformations of space. It shows the mathematical ideas of maps and charts that have become increasingly relevant to describe the pattern of neural activities in the hippocampus. It also addresses the neural mechanism that leads to the formation of space cells in the hippocampus. This chapter shows the function implemented by the grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, and their relation to the function implemented by the place cells in the hippocampus. It suggests how brain activities evolve between entorhinal cortex and hippocampus.

Keywords:   space representations, mammalian brain, maps, charts, hippocampus, grid cells, entorhinal cortex, space cells

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