Dr. Ekstrom, postdoc Derek Huffman, and graduate student Michael Starrett propose a model of interacting networks supporting spatial cognition and navigation based on previous findings from both animal and human literature.
The hippocampus has long been thought to house the neural mechanisms necessary for encoding a cognitive map of spatial environments. However, recent research in humans suggests that cognitive maps may be more distributed throughout the brain. The Spatial Cognition Lab recently published a review on this topic. Find out more here.