Encountering a wall corrects ‘GPS’ in mouse brains, study finds

16 abril 2015

By analyzing the activity of ‘GPS’ neurons in mice, researchers have discovered that the mental maps created by these cells accumulate errors, which are corrected when the animal encounters a wall. The findings support the theory that these cells, called grid cells, use an animal’s perceived speed and direction to help it navigate familiar places.
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