UvA researchers discover new ‘GPS’ neuron

An international research team led by UvA researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments. The discovery is an important step towards understanding how the brain codes navigation behaviour at larger scales and could potentially open up new treatment strategies for people with impaired topographical orientation like Alzheimer’s patients. The team’s results are published in the latest edition of Nature Communications.

Gamma-band Synchronization & Cortical Columns

Gamma-band Synchronization & Cortical Columns Robert Moss Gamma-band synchronization has been an area of interest as a psychophysical hypothesis in perceptual binding since the late 1980’s (Fries, 2009) We recently suggested an alternative interpretation as...