The problem of conflicting reference frames when investigating three-dimensional space in surface-dwelling animals

Francesco Savelli, James Knierim

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In a surface-dwelling animal like the rat, experimental strategies for investigating the hippocampal correlates of three-dimensional space appear inevitably complicated by the interplay of global versus local reference frames. We discuss the impact of the resulting confounds on present and future empirical analysis of the bicoded map hypothesis by Jeffery and colleagues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-565
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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