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Space Bats: Multidimensional Spatial Representation in the Bat

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Science  01 Nov 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6158, pp. 573-574
DOI: 10.1126/science.1245809

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It is estimated that more than 8 million different species reside on our planet, many of which live a very different lifestyle (1). But whether on the ground, in the ocean depths, or in the sky, all animals must have knowledge of their whereabouts to survive. The possible mechanisms subserving this core function and how these are implemented in the brain have been long-standing questions in neuroscience.