Navigo - Munich Symposium on Human Spatial Navigation

Welcome to „Navigo“, a symposium on spatial navigation in humans.
The Nobel prize for medicine and physiology in 2014 was given to John
O’Keefe, Edvard and May-Britt Moser for their research on the cellular and
neurophysiological mechanisms on spatial navigation.
Our symposium aims at discussing research on human navigation in health, during
aging and distinct pathological conditions. Thereby, a fundamental understanding of
cerebral network functions in general and of compensatory mechanisms due to
pathological conditions may be achieved.
M. Dieterich, T. Brandt, A. Danek, F. Schöberl

Thursday, 16th April 2015
Klinikum Großhadern, Seminar room III

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome and introduction
Prof. Dr. T. Brandt (Munich, Germany)
10:30 – 11:00

From object locations to
landmarks Prof. R. Kessels, PhD (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
11:00 – 11:30

Spatial navigation in neurological and psychiatric
disease Prof. V. Bohbot, PhD (Montréal, Québec, Canada)
11:30 – 12:00

Spatial navigation and aging
Prof. Dr. T. Wolbers (Magdeburg, Germany)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 13:30

Parahippocampus, retrosplenial cortex and
hippocampus during spatial navigation
Prof. A. Ekstrom, PhD (Davis, California, USA)
13:30 – 14:00 Spatial orienting in virtual environments
Dr. V. Flanagin (Munich, Germany)
14:00 – 14:30

Human navigation in real
Dr. F. Schöberl (Munich, Germany)
14:30 – 15:00

Prof. Dr. A. Danek (Munich, Germany)


Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik der
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Marchioninistraße 15
81377 Munich

Deutsches Schwindel- und
Gleichgewichtszentrum (DSGZ)