Kate J Jeffrey : Neural encoding of complex space

Thursday, 10 September, 2015 - 09:30 to 11:00

How do our brains construct a representation of large-scale space, to be used in wayfinding? The study of single neurons in rodents has been enormously useful in helping answer this question for simple, two-dimensional environments. However, the real world is neither simple nor two-dimensional. In this talk I will focus on recent studies exploring how neurons may collaborate in representing three-dimensional and complex spaces.