Localizing and identifying sensory objects during active navigation are fundamental brain functions. However, how individual objects are neuronally represented during self-motion is mostly unexplored. Here we show that active localization during unrestricted navigation promotes previously unreported spatial representations in primary auditory cortex. Spatial tuning differs between sources with distinct behavioral outcome associations, revealing a simultaneous population coding of egocentric source locations and angle-independent identification of individual sources during active sensing.
bioRxiv Subject Collection: Neuroscience