Researchers in Bonn have identified neural circuits in the brains of mice that are pivotal for movement and navigation in space.These nerve cells that are presumed to exist in a similar form in humans, give the start signal for locomotion and also supply the brain with speed-related information. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Department of Epileptology led by Prof. Stefan Remy report on this in the journal “Neuron”. Their investigations give new insights into the workings of spatial memory. Furthermore, they could also help improve our understanding of movement related symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.
You can find the german article here.