How the Internally Organized Direction Sense Is Used to Navigate

Eun Hye Park, Stephen Keeley, Cristina Savin, James B. Ranck, André A. Fenton

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Park et al. show that medial entorhinal cortex head-direction cell discharge is internally organized but registers inconsistently and temporarily to external landmarks during navigation, indicating the navigation system operates unlike a GPS but like variably oriented etak systems without a global reference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-293.e5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 16 2019


  • entorhinal cortex
  • etak
  • head-direction cells
  • neural dynamics
  • spatial navigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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