Accession Number : ADA289452

Title :   Self Motion and the Vestibular Foundations of Spatial Cognition: Neurophysiological and Computational Mechanisms.

Descriptive Note : Summary of progress for 1993-1994,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON

Personal Author(s) : McNaughton, B. L.

PDF Url : ADA289452

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The overall specific aim of the project is to understand the biological basis of how information derived from the body's motion in space interacts with information about visual landmarks, to generate a high level spatial reference framework in the mammalian CNS. A better understanding of these higher level systems for spatial orientation will ultimately aid in the development of technologies for the prevention of spatial disorientation related aviation accidents.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONS, *COGNITION, *NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, POSITION(LOCATION), ACQUISITION, MAMMALS, CELLS, MOTION, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), TARGETS, POPULATION, CODING, SIGNALS, OPERATION, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, VECTOR ANALYSIS, VISION, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), RANGE(DISTANCE), TRAJECTORIES, PREVENTION, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORIENTATION, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, HIPPOCAMPUS, NAVIGATION REFERENCE, NERVES NEURAL NETS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE