HOW DOES THE BRAIN KNOW WHERE IT IS,
WHERE IT IS GOING,
AND HOW TO GET FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER?
Ground-breaking discoveries made over the last several decades have uncovered the neural systems involved
in spatial cognition and navigation, but how these systems work remains to be elucidated: solving this
problem will require interdisciplinary collaboration, as will using this knowledge to improve human wellbeing.
To address these pressing issues, we have created a novel meeting that aims to bring together a diverse
group of scientists from backgrounds such as systems neuroscience, human cognitive (neuro)science, animal
behaviour and ethology, theoretical neurobiology and robotics.
Participants present their work via talks and posters, and there will be ample opportunities for discussion.
Organized by Dave Dickman, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston | USA
Kate Jeffery, UCL, London | UK
Mayank Mehta, UCLA, Los Angeles | USA
Laure Rondi-Reig, CNRS-UPMC, Paris | FRANCE
Jeffrey Taube, Dartmouth College, Hanover | USA
Thomas Wolbers, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Magdeburg | GERMANY
This symposium is timed to precede the July 2-6 FENS conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, allowing for
attendance at both meetings.