A New View on Grid Cells Beyond the Cognitive Map Hypothesis

  • Jochen KerdelsEmail author
  • Gabriele Peters
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9205)


Grid cells in the entorhinal cortex are generally considered to be a central part of a path integration system supporting the construction of a cognitive map of the environment in the brain. Guided by this hypothesis existing computational models of grid cells provide a wide range of possible mechanisms to explain grid cell activity in this specific context. Here we present a complementary grid cell model that treats the observed grid cell behavior as an instance of a more abstract, general principle by which neurons in the higher-order parts of the cortex process information.


Grid cell model Higher-order information processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Hagen - Chair of Human-Computer InteractionHagenGermany

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