Martin Chadwick and Hugo Spiers discuss how neurons in retrosplenial cortex provide a compass-like signal, helping to anchor their representations locally.
Hugo Spiers talks hippocampami, London taxis, and John O'Keefe's Nobel (in Swedish and English).
A festival where writers discussed the relationship between storytelling and memory in dialogue with a neuroscientist, technology futures specialist, and a neuro-literary critic. Featuring our own Dr. Hugo Spiers.
Dr. Martin Chadwick found that the size of the hippocampus affected people' ability to recall specific details of separate memories.
A new paper in Current Biology by Howard et al. demonstrates that demostrates that the hippocampus encodes both the path and distance to spatial goals.
Dr. Hugo Spiers' team found that blindly following directions causes a part of the brain particularly important for spatial navigation to decrease its activity.
Dr. Tali Sharot demonstrates that a brain area activated by group decisions can distinguish people more likely to conform to the will of a group.
Dr. Joseph Devlin discusses including left handed participants in brain scan studies in the Nature Neuroscience podcast.