Prof. Eleanor A. Maguire | Building mental representations: from scenes to events

Mind Meeting

  • Date: Nov 12, 2020
  • Time: 15:30 - 17:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Eleanor A. Maguire
  • Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Location: MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Room: Zoom Meeting
  • Host: Department of Psychology
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.

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