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5 MAY 2006 VOL 312 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org680 Ifyou'reinanunfamiliarcityandtryingtolocate
 

Summary: 5 MAY 2006 VOL 312 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org680
Ifyou'reinanunfamiliarcityandtryingtolocate
the convention center for yet another conference,
a map prepared by the localVisitor's Bureau can
comeinhandy.It'slikelytoincorporateanaviga-
tional aid: an overlaid square grid, often with
rows labeled with letters of the alphabet and
columns labeled with numbers. An index might
tell you that your hotel is in the A2 square, and
the convention center can be found in Q22.
Last November, scientists who successfully
reached the new Washington, D.C., convention
center heard Norwegian neuroscientist Edvard
Moser address the Society for Neuroscience's
annual meeting. In an invited talk, he told the
audience that rodents, and presumably people,
havetheirownversionsofsuchnavigationalgrids
embedded in their brains. "I swear my jaw just
dropped," recalls computational neuroscientist
David Redish of the University of Minnesota,

  

Source: Andrzejak, Ralph Gregor - Departament de Tecnologia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

 

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