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Does shape matter? Theoretical comment on Jones, Pearce, Davies, Good, and McGregor (2007)

Citation
Dudchenko P (2007) Does shape matter? Theoretical comment on Jones, Pearce, Davies, Good, and McGregor (2007). Behavioral Neuroscience, 121 (6), pp. 1442-1446. https://doi.org/10.1037/0735-7044.121.6.1442

Abstract
An influential view in the field of spatial cognition is that an obligatory geometric module constrains spatial learning and memory. In this issue, P. M. Jones, J. M. Pearce, V. J. Davies, M. A. Good, and A. McGregor (2007; see record 2007-18058-012) showed that learning based on the geometry, or shape, of the environment requires the hippocampus. To place this work in context, the author of the present article considers the evidence for and against a geometric module for rat spatial learning, outlines the influence of geometry on neurons that encode spatial information, and attempts to relate spatial behavior to neuronal representations of direction and location. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

Keywords
BEHAVIOR; C; Cognition; context; DIRECTION; environment; evidence; FIELD; Information; Learning; location; MATTER; memories; Memory; PLACE; Psycinfo; rat; RECORD; representation; REPRESENTATIONS; rights; SHAPE; Spatial; VIEW; work

Journal
Behavioral Neuroscience: Volume 121, Issue 6

StatusPublished
Author(s)Dudchenko, Paul
Publication date31/12/2007
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
ISSN0735-7044
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