The Department of Psychology is delighted to announce the next online talk of the Mind Meeting Seminar Series.

On Thursday 12 November 2020, Professor Eleanor A. Maguire (University College London, UK) will give a talk entitled “Building mental representations: from scenes to events”.

When: Thursday 12th November,  3:30 – 5 pm (CET)

 

The talk will take place virtually via Zoom. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in taking part.

 

Abstract

Our lived experience of the world comprises a series of scenes that are perceived between the interruptions imposed by eye blinks and saccades. But how do we get from these individual scenes to the continuous episodes of daily life that are also reflected in unfolding mental events such as autobiographical memories? In this talk I will describe how we are starting to address this question, in particular by leveraging the millisecond resolution of MEG. I will show that the dynamic interplay between the hippocampus and ventromedial prefrontal cortex seems to be especially important for supporting our seamless experience of the world.

Upcoming Mind Meeting talk:

3 December 2020 | Samuel J. Gershman, Harvard University, USA — VIA ZOOM