Data from: Using an insect mushroom body circuit to encode route memory in complex natural environments

Paul Ardin, Fei Peng, Michael Mangan, Konstantinos Lagogiannis & Barbara Webb
Ants, like many other animals, use visual memory to follow extended routes through complex environments, but it is unknown how their small brains implement this capability. The mushroom body neuropils have been identified as a crucial memory circuit in the insect brain, but their function has mostly been explored for simple olfactory association tasks. We show that a spiking neural model of this circuit originally developed to describe fruitfly (Drosophila melanogaster) olfactory association, can also...
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