Jeffrey Steven Taube

Academic Appointments

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences


Moore Hall, Room 265
HB 6207


Psychological and Brain Sciences


  • B.G.S. University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. University of Washington

Selected Publications

  • Book: Wiener SI, Taube JS (2005) Head Direction Cells and the Neural Mechanisms of Spatial Orientation . MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.

  • Butler WN, Smith KS, van der Meer MAA, Taube JS (2017) The head direction signal plays a functional role as a neural compass during navigation.  Current Biology 27: 1259-1267.  PMID: 28416119

  • Cullen KE, Taube JS (2017) Our sense of direction: progress, controversies, and challenges. Nature Neuroscience 20: 1465-1473.   PMID: 29073639

  • Valerio S, Taube JS (2016) Head direction cell activity is absent in mice without the horizontal semicircular canals.  Journal of Neuroscience 36: 741-754.  PMID: 26791205

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Works In Progress

Taube JS , Valerio S, Yoder RM (2012) Is navigation in virtual reality using fMRI really navigation?