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Jeffrey S. Taube

Jeffrey S. Taube is Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College.

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Head direction cells—neurons that fire only when an animal orients its head in a certain direction—are found in several different brain areas, with different neurons selective for different head orientations; they are influenced by landmarks as well as motor and vestibular information concerning how the head moves through space. These properties suggest that head direction cells play an important role in determining orientation in space and in navigation.