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Cortical Maps for Space

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The ability to represent their surrounding space is crucial for most evolved animals, and is at the core of their ability to navigate their environment, looking out for food, shelter, or other forms of behaviorally-relevant locations. Building blocks for this fundamental function have been discovered progressively within the last decades as place, grid, border, and head-direction cells were revealed in different cortical regions.

Recent evidence indicates that this place system does not merely represent a simple code for space. Indeed, plasticity in the cortical map for space is related to path integration processes, behavioral flexibility, coding of goal location, route planning (through VTE processes), etc. As such, this space system also sheds light on how cortical networks contribute to the encoding, consolidation, and retrieval of event memories.

This Research Topic aims to provide a forum for experts in the field to present novel research findings, methodology, opinions, hypotheses, and critical reviews that address the latest advances in the field of cortical representation of space.


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The ability to represent their surrounding space is crucial for most evolved animals, and is at the core of their ability to navigate their environment, looking out for food, shelter, or other forms of behaviorally-relevant locations. Building blocks for this fundamental function have been discovered progressively within the last decades as place, grid, border, and head-direction cells were revealed in different cortical regions.

Recent evidence indicates that this place system does not merely represent a simple code for space. Indeed, plasticity in the cortical map for space is related to path integration processes, behavioral flexibility, coding of goal location, route planning (through VTE processes), etc. As such, this space system also sheds light on how cortical networks contribute to the encoding, consolidation, and retrieval of event memories.

This Research Topic aims to provide a forum for experts in the field to present novel research findings, methodology, opinions, hypotheses, and critical reviews that address the latest advances in the field of cortical representation of space.


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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