The Hippocampal and Parietal Foundations of Spatial Cognition

Paperback | November 1, 1998

EditorN. Burgess, K. J. Jeffery, J. OKeefe

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As we move around in our environment, and interact with it, many of the most important problems we face involve the processing of spatial information. We have to be able to navigate by perceiving and remembering the locations and orientations of the objects around us relative to ourself; wehave to sense and act upon these objects; and we need to move through space to position ourselves in favourable locations or to avoid dangerous ones. While this appears so simple that we don't even think about it, the difficulty of solving these problems has been shown in the repeated failure ofartificial systems to perform these kinds of tasks efficiently. In contrast, humans and other animals routinely overcome these problems every single day. This book examines some of the neural substrates and mechanisms that support these remarkable abilities. The hippocampus and the parietal cortexhave been implicated in various core spatial behaviours, such as the ability to localise an object and navigate to it. Damage to these areas in humans and animals leads to impairment of these spatial functions. This collection of papers, written by internationally recognized experts in the field,reviews the evidence that each area is involved in spatial cognition, examines the mechanisms underlying the generation of spatial behaviours, and considers the relative roles of the parietal and hippocampal areas, including how each interacts with the other. The papers integrate a wide range oftheoretical and experimental approaches, and touch on broader issues relating to memory and imagery. As such, this book represents the state of the art of current research into the neural basis of spatial cognition. It should be of interest to anyone - researchers or graduate students - working inthe areas of cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neuropsychology, and cognition generally.

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As we move around in our environment, and interact with it, many of the most important problems we face involve the processing of spatial information. We have to be able to navigate by perceiving and remembering the locations and orientations of the objects around us relative to ourself; wehave to sense and act upon these objects; and...

N. Burgess, K.J. Jeffery, and J. O'Keefe are all at University College, London.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. N. Burgess, K.J. Jeffery and J. O'Keefe: Integrating hippocampal and parietal functions: a spatial point of viewParietal Cortex2. G. Vallar: Spatial frames of reference and somatosensory processing: a neuropsychological perspective3. H-O. Karnath: Spatial orientation and the representation of space with parietal lobe lesions4. J. Driver: Egocentric and object-based visual neglect5. R.A. Andersen: Multimodal integration for the representation of space in the posterior parietal cortex6. C.L. Colby: Parietal cortex constructions action-oriented spatial representations7. A. Pouget and T.J. Sejnowski: A new view of hemineglect based on the response properties of parietal neuronesThe Hippocampal Formation8. N. Burgess, J.G. Donnett, K.J. Jeffery and O'Keefe: Robotic and neuronal simulation of the hippocampus and navigation9. J. Bures, A.A. Fenton, Y. Kaminski, J. Rossier, B. Sacchiette and L. Zinyuk: Dissociation of exteroceptive and ideothetic orientation cues: effect on hippocampal place cells and place navigation10. A. Rotenberg and R.A. Muller: Variable place-cell coupling to a continuously viewed stimulus: evidence that the hippocampus acts as a perceptual system11. A.D. Redish and D.S. Touretzky: Separating hippocampal maps12. R.G.M. Morris and U. Frey: Hippocampal synaptic plasticity: role in spatial learning or the automatic recording of attended experience13. A.D. Milner, I. Johnsrude and J. Crane: Right medial temporal-lobe contribution to object-location memory14. R.G. Morris, J.A. Nunn, S. Abrahams, J.D. Feigenbaum and M. Reece: The hippocampus and spatial memory in humans15. M. Mishkin, W. Suzuki, D.G. Gadian and F. Vargha-Khadem: Hierarchical organisation of cognitive memoryInteractions between parietal and hippocampal systems in space and memory16. Y-L. Qin, B.L. McNaughton, W.E. Skaggs and C.A. Barnes: Memory reprocessing in coricocortial and hippocampocortical neuronal ensembles17. E.T. Rolls: The representaiton of space in the primate hippocampus, and its role in memory18. D. Gaffan and J. Hornak: Amnesia and neglect: beyond the Delay-Brion system and the Hebb synapse19. C.R. Olsen, S.N. Gettner and L. Tremblay: Representation of allocentric space in the monkey frontal lobe20. A. Berthoz: Parietal and hippocampal contribution to topokinetic and topographic memory21. E.A. Maguire: Hippocampal involvement in human topographical memory: evidence from functional imaging22. M.A. Arbib: Parietal cortex and hippocampus: from visual affordances to the world graph23. A.D. Milner, H.C. Dijkerman and D.P. Carey: Visuospatial processing in a pure case of visual-form agnosia

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"This well-organized volume has much interest to basic researchers Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience