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The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

K.J. Jeffery


This book explores the relationship between cellular processes and animal behaviour. It does this by focusing on the domain of navigation, bringing together scientists from either side of the brain-behaviour divide in an attempt to explain the linkage between spatial behaviour and the underlying activity of neurons. The book is organised into two sections. Section One deals with the so-called ‘higher’ levels of description — studies of spatial behaviour and the brain areas that might underlie such behaviour. It begins with insects, remarkably sophisticated navigators, and ends with humans, exa ... More

Keywords: cellular processes, animal behaviour, navigation, spatial behaviour, neurons, insects, brains, maps, space, place cells

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198515241
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K.J. Jeffery, editor
Department of Psychology, University College London, UK

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Chapter 1 Path integration in insects

Rüdiger Wehner, and Mandyam V. Srinivasan

Chapter 4 Contextual cues and insect navigation

Thomas S. Collett, Karine Fauria, and Kyran Dale

Chapter 6 Do animals use maps?

Sue Healy, Zoë Hodgson, and Victoria Braithwaite

Chapter 7 Comparative approaches to human navigation

Ranxiao Frances Wang, and Elizabeth S. Spelke

Chapter 8 Studies of the neural basis of human navigation and memory

Tom Hartley, John A. King, and Neil Burgess

Chapter 10 Drawing parallels between the behavioural and neural properties of navigation

Bruno Poucet, Pierre-Pascal Lenck-Santini, and Etienne Save

Chapter 11 Spatial coding in the hippocampal formation: input, information type, plasticity, and behaviour

Colin Lever, Francesca Cacucci, Tom Wills, Stephen Burton, Alastair McClelland, Neil Burgess, and John O’Keefe

Chapter 13 Navigation in the moving world

A. A. Fenton, and J. Bures

Chapter 15 The representation of spatial context

Michael I. Anderson, Robin Hayman, Subhojit Chakraborty, and Kathryn J. Jeffery

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