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Sidney I. Wiener

Sidney I. Wiener is a Research Director at the CNRS Laboratoire de Physiologie de la Perception et de l'Action at the Collège de France in Paris.

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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.