Speaker: Dr. Charan Ranganath

Time: 10:00-11:30, Nov. 21, 2019

Venue: Room 1113, Wang Kezhen Building

Abstract: Memory is one of the most intensely studied topics in cognitive science, but it is often difficult to relate findings from conventional memory research to real-life learning and memory. Traditionally, memory research has focused on memory for specific items, contextual details, or arbitrary associations. In contrast, real-life events are temporally organized, meaningfully structured, and they extend across long timescales. I will present research investigating how temporal organization and event structure are represented in the brain, and how this information affects the way in which memories transform over time. These findings are being used to develop computational models aimed at understanding how interactions between the hippocampus and neocortex influence memory for complex events.

Host: Dr. Jiongjiong Yang