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. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00531.2017
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.