The ability to navigate is an essential skill required by both humans and animals. Neural activity in the hippocampus and an adjacent cortical area, the entorhinal cortex, has been shown to correlate with the physical location and orientation of an organism. However, it is not clear how an internal unified representation of space, which supports navigation, is generated by integrating sensory inputs across modalities. The overall aim of this project is to decipher the neural mechanisms of cross-modal navigation in the hippocampal-entorhinal network.
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