The Hippocampus Encodes Distances in Multidimensional Feature Space

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In our latest paper, now out in Current Biology, we show that as a result of concept learning, the human hippocampus encodes distances between points in a multidimensional feature space defined along task-relevant perceptual dimensions. These findings support the view that hippocampal coding principles provide a metric for “cognitive space” beyond navigation.
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Navigating Cognition: Spatial Codes for Human Thinking

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It is one of the most fundamental questions in neuroscience: How do humans think? In our latest paper, now out in Science, Jacob Bellmund and Christian Doeller teamed up with Peter Gärdenfors, cognitive scientist at Lund University, and Edvard Moser, physiologist at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, to offer a new proposal—Humans think using their brain’s navigation system.
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Visual Grids in MEG

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Our new study is out in Current Biology. Staudigl et al. show grid-like modulation of human high frequency activity in non-invasive magnetoencephalographic and intracranial EEG recordings. The results indicate that the human entorhinal cortex codes visual space in a grid-like manner, supporting the view that grid-coding generalizes beyond environmental mapping during locomotion.

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