Dudchenko PA, Wood ER & Grieves RM (2013) Think local, act global: How do fragmented representations of space allow seamless navigation?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36 (5), pp. 548-549. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x13000368
In this commentary, we highlight a difficulty for metric navigation arising from recent data with grid and place cells: the integration of piecemeal representations of space in environments with repeated boundaries. Put simply, it is unclear how place and grid cells might provide a global representation of distance when their fields appear to represent repeated boundaries within an environment. One implication of this is that the capacity for spatial inferences may be limited.
Physiology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Volume 36, Issue 5
|Publication date online||08/10/2013|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press (CUP)|