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Institut für Psychologie: Kolloquium


Am Dienstag, den 16. Januar 2018, 17 Uhr findet in Gebäude 22A, Raum 110 das nächste Institutskolloquium statt, zu dem wir Sie herzlich einladen.

Herr Dr. Thomas Christophel von der Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, wird einen Vortrag über "The Distributed Nature of Working Memory" halten.

Abstract: The distributed nature of working memory: Episode V Working memory is an essential building block for human cognition that allows to encode, retain and manipulate sensory information in the service of decision making. While traditional views attribute memory storage to mnemonic activity localized in prefrontal cortices, recent evidence demonstrates that such active (not activity-silent) representations can be found in neuronal populations across the entire neocortex, from sensory to frontal areas. In this talk, I will first provide an overview of the evidence for this distributed account of working memory. Then, I will show that different regions of the neocortex can store information about the same stimulus in drastically different ways and that they are utilized accordingly. Finally, I want to review evidence that the utilization of these distributed stores is governed by an equally distributed control system.