Northwestern University

Mar
1
Thu 4:00 PM

Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition and Department of Psychology Present: Colloquium:

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Swift Hall, 107, 2029 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Contact: Tomeka Bolar   847.491.4994

Group: Department of Psychology

Category: Academic

Description:

Abstract:

Many theories of learning and memory do not differentiate between features of an eveng (Who? and What?) and its associated context (when?where?how?). In this talk, I will highlight evidence showing that information about people and things may be represented in memory differently than inforamtion about places and situations. I'll also present findings showing how context information is used by the brain to prioritize learning and retention of important information.  Finally, I will present a framework for understanding how the brain might represent and form memories for complex. real-life events.

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