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Spatial navigation ability is crucial for a normal life. In most daily situations, one inevitably faces noisy spatial information, which leads to uncertainty about one’s spatial states, e.g., location and orientation. I’m interested in how navigators represent spatial uncertainty and how they deal with the uncertainty in order to make wise navigational decisions. Using immersive virtual reality technology, my PhD dissertation showed that interaction between different spatial cues critically depended on their relative noisiness/uncertainties. For my postdoc research, I will continue to investigate neural mechanisms of spatial uncertainty representations as well as the corresponding behavioral consequences.