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Mon 08 May 16:30: Decoding the population activity of grid cells for spatial localization and goal-directed navigation

From Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience. Published on Mar 27, 2017.

Decoding the population activity of grid cells for spatial localization and goal-directed navigation

Mammalian grid cells discharge when an animal crosses the points of an imaginary hexagonal grid tessellating the environment. In this talk, I will show how animals can use this code by reading out the grid-cell population activity across multiple spatial scales. The theory explains key experimental results, makes testable predictions for future physiological and behavioral studies, and provides a mathematical foundation for the concept of a “neural metric” for space. For goal-directed navigation, the proposed allocentric grid-cell representation can be readily transformed into the egocentric goal coordinates needed for planning movements. These results show that the grid-cell code provides a powerful and highly flexible neural substrate for spatial cognition.

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Mon 15 May 16:30: Adrian Seminar - title to be confirmed

From Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience. Published on Mar 09, 2017.

Adrian Seminar - title to be confirmed

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Thu 01 Jun 16:00: Interplay between cellular senescence and reprogramming during tissue repair

From Foster Talks. Published on Jan 17, 2017.

Interplay between cellular senescence and reprogramming during tissue repair

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Thu 27 Apr 16:00: Removing tumours from within and around the brain

From Foster Talks. Published on Jan 09, 2017.

Removing tumours from within and around the brain

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