How the hippocampus extracts meaning


Directional tuning

Linking memory-guided behavior to human brain activity


Distorting Memories

Deforming the metric of cognitive maps distorts memory


A temporal map for memory

Entorhinal cortex maps temporal relations of memories


A map for knowledge

The hippocampus encodes distances in concept space


Our mission is to understand how the brain and the mind work. We seek to answer fundamental questions in neuroscience.

Our lab is part of the MPI CBS and the Kavli Institute.

“Memory is at the heart of our personality”

Christian Doeller, Principal Investigator

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Mind Meeting Seminar Series

We are excited to continue our Mind Meeting Seminar Series. This monthly event will feature presentations by excellent researchers from around the world who are working on fundamental issues in neuroscience and cognitive science.

The seminars will take place approximately once a month on Thursdays at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig (15:30 – 16:45, Charlotte Bühler room, followed by a drinks reception or virtually via Zoom). We envision the lectures to be well attended by scientists from all MPI departments as well as the wider scientific community in Leipzig.

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